Court rules for storage company in Columbia eminent domain case, Tavern on the Green may arrive in Brooklyn … and more

Dec.December 16, 2009 05:02 PM

1. Court rules in favor of storage company involved in Columbia University eminent domain case [Columbia Spectator] 

2. Bloomberg administration backtracks on plan to transform schoolyards into parks due to tight budget [Staten Island Advance]
3. Brooklyn development at 324-328 Dean Street goes partly rental? [Brownstoner]
4. LeRoy suggests possible Tavern on the Green in Brooklyn [Brooklyn Eagle] 

5. Yogurt purveyor Red Mango accused of dodging rent in two locations [Crain’s] 

6. Eccentric political commentator Glenn Beck lists New Canaan residence for $4M [Real Estalker] 

7. Icahn proposes reorganization possibilities for Trump Entertainment [GlobeSt] 

8. Community rallies to save 55-year-old Greenwich Village mainstay Pink Tea Cup [NYT] 

9. Andrew Farkas becomes Dubai’s main Manhattan real estate man [NYO] 

10. Harlem’s P.S. 186 up for possible landmark status [Harlem Bespoke]
11. Families of WTC attack victims take Staten Island landfill case to court [SI Advance] 

12. A peak inside East Harlem’s transforming Casablanca Meat Market [NYT] 
13. Co-op and condo owners in NYC face increases in monthly maintenance charges [Malcom Carter]
14. Street vendors banned from selling seafood [Midtown Lunch] 

15. JPMorgan Chase slated to open 24 new mortgage centers by spring [The Truth about Mortgage] and [Crain’s]  

16. Hovnanian expected to report fiscal second-quarter earnings of $1.05 a share, down 53 cents from a year ago [Market Watch] 

17. Fed says interest rates to stay near zero for “an extended period”

18. Time magazine names Ben Bernanke person of the year
[Market Watch] 

19. Green building industry awaits billions of dollars in stimulus funding
20. Three Riverdale homes considered for landmarking [Riverdale Press]
21. Madoff homes make list of biggest real estate flops of 2009 [The Street via Yahoo Finance]
22. Altantic Terminal slated to open next week [Curbed]
23. HUD issues proposed rule setting minimum standards for mortgage broker licensing [National Mortgage News]


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