Former Fannie Mae chief buys $6.45M Greenwich home, new tenant Web site aims to expose slumlords … and more

January 08, 2010 08:11AM

1. Former Fannie Mae chief buys $6.45M Greenwich, Conn. home [WSJ, 2nd item]
2. Deutsche Bank building, yet-to-be-demolished, receives another safety violation [Downtown Express]
3. New tenant Web site aimed at exposing slumlords draws city’s attention [NYDN]
4. Sheepshead Bay mosque proposal draws out racial tensions among neighbors [NYDN]
5. Grace Church School leases NYU space at 38-50 Cooper Square for new high school [Downtown Express]
6. A video tour of Long Island City’s modern architecture [Vimeo]
7. Singer Norah Jones decides against plan to add windows to new Cobble Hill brownstone after neighbors’ opposition [Post]
8. Newly built sections of Coney Island Boardwalk already falling apart [NYDN]
9. Success Academy charter school plans to move into East Harlem public school, despite opposition [NYDN]
10. Second lien mortgage mods from Obama’s Home Affordable Modification Program reportedly on hold [Calculated Risk]
11. Will principal reductions solve the housing crisis? [CNBC]
12. AIA: Non-residential construction to decrease by 13.4 percent in 2010 [Mediabistro]
13. Negotiating power for U.S. homebuyers drops in November, but remains high, Zillow reports [Reuters]
14. Chinese prospective homebuyers abound in America, but they’re cautious [NYT]

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