Nine more NYC schools to close, “South Beach Diet” author buys $7 million East Hampton home … and more

TRD New York /
Dec.December 08, 2009 04:58 PM

1. Ramada Plaza Hotel in JFK will be closing, no announcements made on future owners [Hotel Chatter]
2. Upper West Side Jewish deli Arties changes ownership [Crain’s]
3. Council member to hold off on approving two-story parking garage in Carroll Gardens [Brooklyn Paper]
4. 218 Myrtle Avenue finally named the Andrea in Downtown Brooklyn [Brownstoner]
5. Department of Education announces it will close nine more city schools [NYT]
6. Queens community center will be built in memory of Sean Bell [Queens Uncovered]
7. TKTS booth in Times Square declared “building of the decade” by New York Magazine [NY Mag]
8. Signs of stability in senior housing sector [Black Swan Blog]
9. Renovation of Thomas J. Travers Park in Jackson Heights worrying parents [Queens Uncovered]
10. Bloomberg announces $50 million renovation of McCarren Park Pool [Curbed]
11. New York City bar association recommends feuding neighbors mediate disputes before filing a lawsuit [Brick Underground]
12. Stanford Hospital in Greenwich, Conn., to see $225 million expansion [Greenwich Time]
13. Hedge funder who negotiated bankruptcy for General Growth offers advice on how commercial properties can avoid impending crisis [Business Insider]
14. Top 10 countries most likely to default [Business Insider]
15. Home prices fell 0.5 percent across the U.S. in October [Housing Wire]
16. Analysis of Obama’s failed foreclosure prevention program [Huffington Post]
17. 20 million borrowers in imminent risk of delinquency [Ritholtz]
18. Obama announces his latest plan to revive jobs and the economy [CNBC]
19. CIT Group to exit bankruptcy protection program soon [Yahoo]
20. Morgan Stanley says low rates are poison, but Bernanke will maintain them for long period [Bloomberg]
21. Author of “South Beach Diet” buys $7 million East Hampton home [Curbed Hamptons]
22. Muslims utilize condemned building near ground zero as a prayer site [NYT]
23. Tavern on the Green will host its last New Years Eve party this year [WSJ]
24. Sellers temporarily take their homes off the market during the holidays [Inman via Realtor Mag]
25. GE expects a $7 billion loss in commercial real estate sector [Market Watch]

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