Filene’s Basement will close its Sixth Avenue location, Broadway Triangle rezoning plan modified and advanced … and more

December 07, 2009 06:38PM

1. Filene’s Basement will close its Sixth Avenue location [Crain’s]
2. Open House New York moves its offices to Stephan Jaklitsch Architects on 27th Street and Sixth Avenue [OHNY Blog]
3. Dominick Dunne’s penthouse on the market for $1.5 million [Real Estalker]

4. Brooklyn’s Broadway Triangle rezoning plan modified, advanced to City Planning [NYT]

5. Fried, Frank holiday party draws New York’s biggest real estate stars [Post, 3rd item]
6. Homeless shelter for gay children to expand with help of Astoria church donation [NYT]
7. House flippers return, this time at foreclosure auctions [WSJ]
8. In Bethlehem church dispute, Lutheran synod issues a statement [Brooklyn Paper]
9. Bloomberg denies that Brooklyn Bridge Park housing plan will be scrapped [Brooklyn Paper]

10. Why is Goldman Sachs interested in affordable housing? [Multifamily Investor]
11. Bronx apartment building note, including more than 200 units, is up for sale [Multifamily Investor]
12. Industrial building breaks ground at Long Island former mob burial site [LIBN]
13. Citigroup must raise $20B in common stock for TARP exit [MarketWatch]
14. Which bank will be allowed to repay TARP funds next? [Daily Finance]

15. Commercial real estate market will crash by second-quarter 2010 [Escape from America]
16. Geithner says financial system would have collapsed without government help [Reuters]
17. The real reason why so many loan modifications fail [Seeking Alpha]
18. Chamber of Commerce approved for Douglaston Village [Your Nabe]
19. Leaders seek funds to restore Flushing Free Synagogue in Queens [Your Nabe]
20. Local governments won’t lower property taxes when property prices drop [The Real Estate Bloggers]
21. Why regional banks won’t get out of TARP for a while [The Real Estate Bloggers]
22. SL Green Marc Holliday talks shop [NYO]