Bloomberg’s green buildings plan loses its rigor, Orthodox Jews flock to Midwood and expand homes … and more

December 07, 2009 08:15AM

1. Faced with opposition, Bloomberg’s green plan loses its rigor [Village Voice]
2. Columbia adopts gender-neutral housing in dorms for next fall [Post]
3. “Law & Order” actor Linus Roache buys $1.375M Chelsea condo [NY Mag]
4. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex to close [Post]
5. 81 Bowery: A dirt-cheap communal home for Chinese laborers and a relic of the past for NYC [Village Voice]

6. Brazilian bank leases 25,000 square feet at GM Tower at more than $130 a foot [Crain’s]

7. Orthodox Jews flock to Midwood, expand homes [NYT]
8. Under new ownership, Bronx’s 2320 Aqueduct Avenue still a haven of prostitution, casinos, rats [Village Voice]
9. What you’ll see at Walter Cronkite’s former Carnegie Hill townhouse, on the market for $4.25M [NY Mag]
10. Long Islanders embrace apartments above storefronts [NYT]
11. Boutique grocer to move in on West End Avenue [Crain’s]
12. For banks, short sales are preferable to foreclosures [Bloomberg via Austin-American Statesman]
13. TV and film production company leaves Soho for Sixth Avenue and 31st Street [Crain’s]
14. Six more U.S. bank failures brings this year’s total to 130 [Blogging Stocks]
15. How to fully enjoy the Diamond District [NYT]
16. Hidden NYC apartment deal-breakers become lessons-learned [NYT]


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