Artists and galleries looking to Newark rather than NYC for space, Chetrit Group target of community complaints over UWS development … and more

December 22, 2009 04:32PM

1. Community group aims for rezoning of 215 Bowery with facelift [Curbed]
2. More speculation about Anderson Cooper buying at Patrol House Number 2 [Bowery Boogie]
3. Artists and galleries looking to Newark rather than New York City for space [NYDN]
4. The new Bungalow NYC slated to open during February Fashion Week [NY Mag]
5. Pacific Aquarium & Pet Inc. with long history may be history [Bowery Boogie]
6. Lincoln Center’s Rubinstein Atrium opens [Curbed]
7. Chetrit Group target of community complaints over UWS development [Westside Independent]
8. Concerns mount over FHA-backed mortgage loans [Sheepshead Bites]
9. NYC tourism on its way up, Loews Hotels CEO says [Huffington Post]
10. Two New Jersey residents convicted of property-flipping, laundering [Mortgage Fraud Blog]
11. Chipotle chain snagging business away from local Mexican eatery [Midtown Lunch]
12. New Beatrice Inn opening imminent, insiders say, near Soho [Gawker]
13. Tenants should play hardball with landlords, Studley says [GlobeSt]

14. Prime mortgage meltdown could be imminent, analysts say [Seeking Alpha]
15. Obama encourages lending among small banks [Fox Business]
16. Commercial real estate demand should rebound by summer 2010, Barclays says [Housing Wire]
17. As commercial loans mature, REITs deleveraging expected through 2010 [National Real Estate Investor]
18. Multi-family properties seeing record vacancies, say Fannie and Freddie [National Mortgage News]
19. New Jersey sues Stevens Institute of Technology, accuses school of acquiring $1.8 million in illegal loans for vacation properties [NYT]