Aqueduct Entertainment Group chosen as developer for Queens racetrack, Empire State Building tenants charge landlord with inflating electric bills … and more

February 01, 2010 08:14AM

1. Aqueduct Entertainment Group chosen as developer for Queens Aqueduct Racetrack [Crain’s]
2. Vantage lawsuit brings to light the perils of private equity-owned rentals [NYT]
3. Empire State Building tenants charge landlord with inflating electric bills [NYDN]
4. City homeless programs relocating struggling families to foreclosed homes and illegally converted apartments [NYDN]
5. Schumer: Stuy Town fallout is an opportunity to keep those apartments affordable [NYDN]
6. A deeper look at the WTC arbitration ruling against Larry Silverstein [Crain’s]
7. Six more regional banks shuttered by regulators [MarketWatch]
8. REBNY lays out objections to the Lower Manhattan terror trial [GlobeSt]
9. Four NYC neighborhoods where sales are up [NYDN]
10. After a number of regrettable real estate decisions, family of five lands in Sugar Hill [NYT]
11. Q & A with Halstead president Diane Ramirez [AM New York]
12. Too-few banks in Bronx nabes hurt businesses [NYT]
13. Paul Massey shares his favorite reads [Crain’s]
14. For condo buyers, when is the best time to put down a deposit? [NYT]

15. Florida judge tosses foreclosure suit without homeowner asking for the break [Post]
16. Should underwater homeowners be allowed to walk away from mortgages if Tishman Speyer can do it? [AP via MSNBC]
17. Inside the historic Wyckoff-Bennet Homestead in Brooklyn [NYT]
18. Existing home sales rise in 2009 as prices returned to comfortable levels [NYT]

19. Commercial real estate getting worse before it gets better [Miami Herald]
20. Civic Center residents celebrate the neighborhood’s shift [NYT]
21. Fort Lauderdale-based BankAtlantic Bancorp loses $48M in fourth quarter [Sun Sentinel]