Apartment amenities that end up becoming a nuisance, Tishman in discussions to restructure Chicago office towers loans … and more

December 07, 2009 04:58PM

1. Apartment amenities that end up becoming a nuisance [NYT]
2. Roundabout Theatre Company negotiating with tenants to take over the Henry Miller Theatre in Times Square [Crain’s]
3. Foot model Christina Ambers weds doorman boyfriend after co-op board fires him [Post]
4. Lobby under construction at the A Building on 13th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue [EV Grieve]
5. Jewelry designer uses Murray Hill apartment as a showroom, work space and living area [NYT]
6. Apartment 8C at 110 Central Park South will be auctioned off Dec. 17 [Malcolm Carter]
7. Carroll Gardens politician wants to amend local land policy to build a school parking lot [Brooklyn Eagle]
8. A couple and its two cats live in the smallest studio in Manhattan [Post]
9. Paulson alum Paolo Pellegrini predicts continued collapse of MBS [Crain’s]
10. Taking a look at 59 West 18th Street in West Chelsea near the High Line [NYT]
11. Harlem cupcake shop Tonnie’s Mini’s has opened locations across Manhattan [NYDN]
12. Five Guys Burgers and Fries finally opens in Midtown [Midtown Lunch]
13. Richard Gere taking a $1M loss on his Palazzo Chupi unit [Curbed]
14. Upper East Side sellers slashing prices on luxury apartments [NYT]
15. Looking at Jersey City condo Mercury Lofts at the Beacon [NYT]
16. Tishman Speyer in discussions with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to restructure Chicago office towers loans [Bloomberg]
17. Why did we have a housing bubble? [Rorty Bomb]
18. Federal TARP money may be used for job creation [CNBC]
19. Citibank wants out of TARP but government denies request [Daily Finance]
20. Commercial property defaults may keep banks from repaying bailout funds until at least 2011 [Bloomberg]
21. Foreclosed homes are a great deal, but buyers should beware [NYT]
22. U.S. Treasury needs a new mortgage plan after announcing failure of HAMP [NYT]
23. Examining the national home construction index [A Dash of Insight]
24. Starwood issues $166 million timeshare mortgage securitization [Housing Wire]