Brooke Astor’s Holly Hill estate shuttered and emptied, New Jersey fund manager pleads guilty to cheating investors out of $100M … and more

December 14, 2009 08:13AM

1. Getting by in New York’s tiniest apartments [Post]
2. Brooke Astor’s Holly Hill estate shuttered, emptied as it sits on the market at $10.5M [NYDN]
3. SL Green declares 10-cent fourth-quarter dividend [AP via NYT]
4. Windows get glass at Brooklyn’s first Fairfield Inn, on Third Avenue [Brownstoner]
5. Fund manager from New Jersey pleads guilty to cheating investors out of $100M [CBS]
6. Single women buy homes in droves, especially compared to their male counterparts [NYT]
7. Korean retailer takes over former Kira Plastinina space at 22 West 34th Street [Crain’s]
8. Even before expected budget cuts, city agencies receive poor scores on latest report card [Post]
9. Pfizer spin-off leaves Chrysler Building for 622 Third Avenue‘s cheaper rents [Crain’s]
10. Soundproofing units becomes the norm for some landlords in a tough market [NYT]
11. Obama’s mortgage mod program failure could result in additional vacant homes, second market decline in 2010 [Post]
12. Citigroup will repay $20B in TARP funds [Crain’s]
13. Art deco along the Bronx’s Grand Concourse [NYT]
14. Non-profit theater company rents out performance spaces amid recession struggles [Crain’s]
15. Short sales still a slow and unreliable process, despite new Treasury Department guidelines [NYT]
16. Mortgage brokers lose market share in third quarter [National Mortgage News via The Truth About Mortgage]
17. Report: Income loss the leading culprit of foreclosure [The Truth About Mortgage]
18. Policy analysts break down New Jersey property taxes [NYT]
19. Most multi-family companies won’t raise executive pay this year [National Real Estate Investor]
20. Packaging firm triples in size at 150 East 52nd Street [Crain’s]
21. Commercial market bottom still difficult to make out, experts say [WSJ]
22. Law firm renews lease for 10 years at Seagram Building at $100 a foot [Crain’s]