Last half of 2009 not as bad as expected for commercial real estate, pop-up shop trend may fade soon … and more

December 21, 2009 05:05PM

1. Last half of 2009 not as bad as expected for commercial real estate [Crain’s]
2. Older adults with active lifestyles opt for rental units [GlobeSt]
8. Cooper Union retail space back on the market [EV Grieve]
9. Bed-Stuy bike shop struggles despite bike boom [NYT]
10. Fans chain themselves to Freddys Bar & Backroom to protest AY eminent domain use [AP via WCAX]

11. A managing director at GVA Williams, Greg Wang, got his start at Comedy Central [NYO]

12. Sen. Gillibrand calls for financial reforms for Wall Street firms and banks [Post]
13. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s honeymoon halted by flight delays [NY Mag]
14. Law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher will remain in MetLife Building [NYO]

15. MSG suing sportswriter for writing article containing confidential financial information [Post]
16. Bridgehampton Sandcastle home price slashed by $10 million [Curbed]
17. Asking New York office rents drop in second half of 2009, JLL finds [Reuters]
18. Examining the key players in the Aqueduct Race Track development in Queens [NYDN]
19. Registered sex offender takes over abandoned Lower Manhattan parking garage [NYT]
20. Pop-up shop trend may fade soon [WWD via Racked]
21. Housing crash leads to a decrease in divorce rate [WSJ]
22. Mortgage lender Thornburg Mortgage gains court approval to auction $11 billion portfolio [Post Chronicle]
23. Interview with Walter Rakowich, CEO of real estate investment trust ProLogis [NYT]
24. Q & A with Robert Emden, PBS Real Estate principal [NYO]