Charter schools fight for public school space in the Bloomberg era, Dubai debt could drive prices down for U.S. commercial properties … and more

November 30, 2009 08:12AM

1. Feds say state housing plan for mentally disabled is insufficient [NYDN]
2. Charter schools fight for public school space in the Bloomberg era [NYT]
3. Community Board 12 gives Queens developer more time to get financing [Post]
4. Tenants at dilapidated Bronx buildings protest at the bank holding their landlord’s mortgage [NYDN]
5. City Council debates lawsuit at Broadway Triangle hearing [Post]
6. Queens church reopens after fire [Your Nabe]
7. New York investor to take over development of Jersey Shore waterfront town [Asbury Park Press]
8. Class divide feels very real for UES doormen [NYT]
9. Pick-a-payment loan lands Brooklyn woman among NYT’s “neediest cases” [NYT]
10. Athletes on the move rethink their real estate strategies [NYT]
11. Dubai debt could drive prices down for U.S. commercial properties [Reuters]
12. Bay Ridge school tries to block online forum discussing its demise [NYDN]
13. A history of the Astoria Pool [NYDN]

14. In Queens, an epidemic of illegal, unsafe subdivisions [Queens Courier]
15. Commercial fallout will be good for renters, but not much else [Just Means]

16. Old houses clad with porches and backyards surprise passersby in brownstone Brooklyn [NYT]

17. Roy Strickland: Developing NYCHA properties is the surest way to preserve and expand public housing [City Limits]

18. Brokers take on housekeeping, other roles for listings that linger in a distressed market [NYT]
19. Waiting to foreclose on distressed commercial properties has frozen the market [The Deal]

20. Japan has second thoughts about U.S. mortgage financing model after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac woes [Real Estate Bloggers]
21. A look at Bronx’s historic railroad stations [NYT]
22. Black Friday brings zero bank failures; FDIC is $8.2 in the red [Finance My Money]
23. FHA’s new standards makes affordable financing scarce for condos [Realty Times]
24. What a home should really cost now [Dr. Housing Bubble]
25. Hotel loans going delinquent faster than any other kind of commercial debt [AP via Huffington Post]
26. Panel discusses mortgage crisis amid news that one-quarter of homeowners are underwater [MarketWatch]
27. Takeaway themes from NYU’s commercial real estate capital markets conference [Seeking Alpha]
28. Homebuyer tax credit fraud could amount to $600M [Realty Times]
29. Most option ARMs haven’t hit recast points yet [Dr. Housing Bubble]