Bed-Stuy residents rally to block demolition of two historic brownstones, city moves to install Bus Rapid Transit on First and Second avenues … and more

January 25, 2010 08:09AM

1. Bed-Stuy residents rally to block city’s demolition of two historic brownstones after botched repairs [Brooklyn Eagle] and [NYDN]
2. City moves to install Bus Rapid Transit on First and Second avenues [WNYC]
3. Markowitz: Bailed out banks owe the borough more customer service centers [Courier Life]
4. Three Brooklyn plazas seek public artists [Brooklyn Eagle]
5. How a community coalition blocked the Kingsbridge Armory project and what might replace it [Gotham Gazette]
6. Tighe honored as new REBNY chief with Times Square billboard [Crain’s]
7. Dick Cavett moves into CPW co-op after renovations [NY Mag]
8. Luxury retirement community slated to open in Westchester in 2013 [NYT]
9. Orson Welles lived in Former Aureole Townhouse On Madison Avenue [NY Mag]
10. 36 West 56th Street Queen Anne-style townhouse likely to miss block’s landmark designation [NYT]
11. Simon Property Group agrees to sell $2.25B in senior notes [Retail Traffic Mag]
12. Target plans to expand audience with new urban boutiques [Racked]
13. Christie calls on owners of the stalled $2B Meadowlands Xanadu project to “open or surrender the property” [NYT]
14. Business booming for court-appointed receivers [LA Times]
15. Bonuses in stock form preventing trickle-down effect on real estate [AP via Post and Courier]
16. Jersey Shore shopping centers, office buildings increasingly delinquent on loans [Asbury Park Press]

17. 10 cities where the time is right to become a first-time homebuyer [Forbes]
18. Lawyers predict flurry of cost overrun suits on building developments this year [Financial Times]
19. Roubini: China alone won’t spur economic recovery [MarketWatch]

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