Residents riled over No. 7 subway fans, foreclosures could get slower … and more

February 23, 2010 05:06PM

1. Famed retailer Hammacher Schlemmer to end 57th Street lease in September [Post]
2. Silver holds off giving his signature on Aqueduct racino plan [NYDN]
New York City transit to spend $700 million in rehabilitation [NYDN] 
4. Whole Foods will finish decontaminating Gowanus site by April, but it may not become a grocery store [Brooklyn Paper]
5. Subway exhaust fans disrupt sleep for residents living off the No. 7


6. Van Leeuwen ice cream truck moves to Manhattan Avenue [Brooklyn

7. Young real estate associate succeeds through patience [NYT]
8. Bonuses up on Wall Street [Crain’s]
9. Community Board 8 one step closer to finishing park on East River waterfront [DNA Info]
10. Times Square nightclub where fatal stabbing occurred looks for fresh start [DNA Info]
11. Community seeks to save its courtyards
12. Senator McCain claims he was misled on bailout [AZ

13. Corcoran incorporates FourSquare into iPhone app [Agent Genius]
14. Chelsea neighborhood crushes rebirth plans for the Roxy [DNA

15. Survey: short sales see big jump in January [Calculated Risk]
16. Study shows a wave of foreclosures to hit nationwide housing market [Orange County Register]
17. Foreclosure process to get even slower [WSJ]
18. Why share commercial real estate data at all? [Agent Genius]
19. Lowe’s expects better year for real estate market in 2010 [CNN]
20. Bank of America reports increase in loan modifications under HAMP [American Banking News]
21. Although real estate looks risky, some investors see higher returns
22. Fannie Mae unveils its $1 billion Warehouse Lending Pilot [National Mortgage News]
23. Four more bank closures on Friday [American Banking

24. Sears to close 21 stores around the country [USA Today]
25. Administration to add consumer protection to mortgage relief program [Sun-Sentinel]
26. Hotel occupancy rate down 50 percent nationwide [Real Estate Channel]
27. In General Growth bid, Brookfield emerges as Simon competitor [WSJ]
28. NYU students riled over school dorm expansion [EV Grieve]
29. In face of budget woes, Administration of Children’s Services haggles to keep daycare centers open [Post]
30. After decades of searching, Brooklyn’s 63rd Precinct no closer to finding new home [Post]
31. In Essex Street Market, a Pain d’Avignon arrives at long last [Village Voice]
32. Residents critical over slow Yankee’s stadium demolition pace [Field of Schemes]
33. Acorn shutters Brooklyn office, plans to rename [Post]

34. Residents balk at Dumbo park carousel plan [Post]
35. “Jersey Shore”-esque spinoff in the works for Brighton Beach [Sheepshead Bites]
36. Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel gets green upgrades [NYDN]

37. Where loan mods fail, could short sales work? [Blown Mortgage]