Proposed Bronx HIV/AIDS homeless shelter draws opposition from neighbors, mixed reactions along Kingsbridge Road to Armory decision … and more

December 17, 2009 06:30PM

1. 4 New York Plaza sale sets new floor for Manhattan real estate [WSJ]
2. Parents fight for permanent home for Chelsea middle school [Chelsea Now]
3. Superfund status for Newtown Creek Love Canal debated as EPA, city pledge to clean it up [Post]
4. Boymelgreen’s Flushing theater struggling as developer fights fire from all sides [Post]
5. Proposed Bronx HIV/AIDS homeless shelter draws opposition from neighbors [Your Nabe]
6. Along Kingsbridge Road, mixed reactions to Armory decision [Norwood News]
7. Upscale pre-war buildings to blame for UES and UWS pollution in air quality report [WCBSTV]
8. Construction underway at Queens Plaza [Restless]
9. Girls’ charter school protest for expansion at City Hall [Villager]
10. High Line awarded prize for best show in public space from International Association of Art Critics [High Line Blog]

11. Rivington Street arts center gets $1M donation for reconstruction [Villager]
12. New school zoning option present to Tribeca parents [Downtown Express]
13. Deutsche Bank building demolition slowed by bad weather [Downtown Express]
14. Clinic expands after $1.4M in federal stimulus funds [Detroit News]
15. City Council approves Sean Bell Way, to be named after police shooting victim [NYDN]
Shadow inventory climbs; foreclosure backlog will keep home prices low [AP via Sun Sentinel] and [Bloomberg]
17. Nationwide foreclosure rate drops, still nearly 20 percent higher than last year [Property Wire]

18. Harvard economist says recession not over [Bloomberg]
19. Southern District judge takes on Tavern case [NYT]
20. Hovnanian CEO says company will be profitable after 2010, a “transition year” for them [Fox Business]
21. City vows to rebuild blast-destroyed Flushing homes [Post]
22. Brooklyn bar faces off against Ratner’s move-in [Eater]
23. Eco-friendly development initiatives sweep the city [Post]
24. A look inside eccentric commentator Glenn Beck’s New Canaan home [Gawker]
25. Brian Moynihan named new Bank of America CEO [NY Mag]
26. Renters’ incentives continue steady spread throughout the city [Post]
27. Funding falling into place for Nets acquisition [NYDN]
28. Resident transforms Greenwich Village home into dolled-up holiday shop [NYT]
29. Brooklyn College to relocate community garden [Post]
30. Tax credit is incentive to buy for 20 percent of homeowners, survey says [Coldwell Banker via Realtor Mag]
31. Hotels deals to rise 40 percent worldwide, according to JLL forecast [National Real Estate Investor]
32. Victims of faulty drywall begin to organize efforts [Housing Wire]
33. Mortgage backers face serious debt obligations [NYT]

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