Four architectural firms unite to open a pop-up shop in the West Village, glut of hotel lounges have opened across the city … and more

November 30, 2009 05:02PM

1. Four architectural firms unite to open a pop-up store in the West Village [Crain’s]
2. Angry tenants at run-down Bronx buildings protest outside Dime Savings bank [NYDN]
3. Demolition worker at Deutsche Bank building cast aside after exposing controversial safety concerns [NYT]
4. Long-time storefronts in the Mitchell-Linden section of Queens may close to make room for rental development [Queens Crap]
5. New school will open in Jackson Heights [Queens Chronicle via Indie Journo]
6. Three NYC neighborhoods with an abundance of holiday gift stores [NY Mag]
7. Community Board 1 rejects plans for 800-unit Williamsburg apartment complex on water [Brooklyn Paper]
11. Landlords no longer offering discounts on rents as leasing activity picks up [Crain’s]
11. Hunter’s Point merchants looking to grow business in local greenmarket [Queens Uncovered]
13. Taking a look inside the soon-to-open Andaz Wall Street hotel [Hotel Chatter]
14. Glut of hotel lounges have opened across the city [Post]
15. Units at 75 Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill now available for sale [Brownstoner]
16. Editorials on Atlantic Yards [WSJ] and [NYDN]
17. The Carlton Group has begun marketing about $381 million worth of loans [GlobeSt]
18. Three downtown post offices will not be closing after politicians and residents protest [Downtown Express]
19. How the developer is marketing units at 311 East 11th Street [NYT]
20. Retired New York Giants player Michael Strahan selling Tribeca loft for $1.8 million [WSJ]
21. Rumors are untrue, there will not be a tiki bar in Trump Soho [Village Voice]
22. Taking a look inside event designer Preston Bailey’s apartment [Post]
23. Another construction accident at Goldman Sachs building in Lower Manhattan [Post]
24. WTC developer selling Liberty Bonds to finance three Church Street office towers [Downtown Express]
25. Canadian media mogul Shane Smith buys $2.2 million Tribeca loft [Post]
26. Former Department of Buildings official arrested on bribery charges [Queens Crap]
27. Ben Bernanke addresses reforming financial regulations in Washington Post editorial [Washington Post]
28. Mortgage rates will rise once the Fed stops buying mortgage-backed securities, columnist says [Smart Money via Realtor]
29. Top five global cities for real estate investment [Multifamily Investor]
30. How rising unemployment is dividing Americans into three groups [Robert Reich’s Blog]
31. U.S. Treasury will push lenders to modify more home loans [Bloomberg] and [NYT]
32. Taking a look at the subprime mortgage market [Housing Wire]
33. Credit card and loan delinquencies at record high [Urban Digs]
34. NY Federal Reserve to expand reverse repurchase agreements [Financial Times]
35. Federal authorities seizing alleged fraudster Scott Rothstein’s NYC apartment [AP via 1010 Wins]
36. Why we may be looking at $5.6 trillion in mortgage debt [Seeking Alpha]
37. Companies start clubs to encourage peer-to-peer lending [American Banking News]