Disney Store inks deal to relocate to former Virgin Records space in Times Square, Fort Greene brownstone sells for 40 percent off asking price after more than two years … and more

January 05, 2010 08:12AM

1. Disney Store inks deal to relocate to former Virgin Records space in Times Square from pricey Fifth Avenue spot [Crain’s]
2. Cuozzo: One WTC for sale status is old news [Post, 1st item]

3. Gowanus Canal site for Whole Foods will be cleaned up, but construction remains uncertain [Brooklyn Paper]

4. Daniel Goldstein, one of Atlantic Yards’ last homeowners standing, will move far away from the project if state condemns condo [NYDN]
5. Fort Greene brownstone at 219 Washington Avenue sells for 40 percent off asking price after more than two years on the market [Brownstoner]
6. CBRE renews and modifies lease at MetLife tower, reportedly paying $2 less per foot [Post, 2nd item]
7. Times Square pedestrian mall increases foot traffic for area businesses [Marketplace]
8. 14 Queens Library branches will close on weekends [NYT]
9. City proposes inexpensive cleanup and beautification for BQE trench portion [Brooklyn Paper]
10. Bowery’s Jimmy Jazz retailer leaving its space at 86 Delancey [Bowery Boogie]
11. MTA unveils new LIRR terminal building on Atlantic Avenue [Post]
12. Taxpayer-funded stadiums tend to backfire for cities hoping they’ll provide economic stimulus [Streetsblog]
13. What 2009 meant for the Atlantic Yards project [Atlantic Yards Report]
14. Real estate agents weigh in on the coming year in NYC real estate [My Fox NY]
15. Commercial real estate could prevent U.S. recovery, RDG top economist says [Bloomberg via Businessweek]
16. Principal reductions make loan modifications much more successful: NY Fed [WSJ]
17. NAR: Home prices have increased 25 percent over the past decade [The Truth About Mortgage]
18. Foreclosures dragging down appraisals in many neighborhoods [AP via USA Today]


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