Mob links in new bribery and extortion charges at WTC site, Joe Sitt asking $500K up front for Coney Island leases … and more

March 10, 2010 08:07AM

1. Mob links in new bribery and extortion charges at WTC site [AP via Post]

2. Joe Sitt reportedly asking for $500,000 up front to lease either side of Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island [Amusing the Zillion]
3. TF Cornerstone’s new luxury rental tower debuts at 505 West 37th Street [Curbed]
4. Atlantic Yards’ project history in renderings [Atlantic Yards Report]
5. Lower Manhattan community board sides with Port Authority in WTC battle [Tribeca Trib]
6. Con Ed hourly pricing plan for electricity to expand despite tepid response [NYT]
7. Construction worker injured in fall at Staten Island high school [Staten Island Advance]
8. UWS Italian donut shop Bomboloni to open this week [West Side Independent]
9. 100 new restaurants in the city [Metromix]
10. New Bronx firehouse designed for special rescue company unit [Arch Paper]
11. Ailing developer Sheldon Solow signs power of attorney over to son, hires Jay Fischoff to oversee portfolio [Post, 3rd item]
12. Tavern on the Green asset liquidation plan approved in court [New York Law Journal]
13. Commercial banks expected to buy MBS in big numbers this year [National Mortgage News]
14. Los Angeles public health director buyers $2.7M condo at 260 Park Avenue South [NYO]

15. One million American foreclosures since the end of 2008 [National Mortgage News]
16. Urban Outfitters signs lease at 2625 Broadway, store to open this summer [Post, 4th item]
17. Appraisers caution against use of broker price opinions in new Treasury short sale program [National Mortgage News]

18. Blackstone woes won’t affect the Hilton brand [Lodging Hospitality]

19. Homebuyer tax credit not helping thus far in 2010, Realtors group says [National Mortgage News]