HGTV raffling off free million-dollar W New York Downtown pad … and more

July 23, 2010 08:00AM

1. HGTV raffling off free million-dollar W New York Downtown pad [Curbed]

2. Mysterious alarm emanates from LIRR and Amtrak building in LIC for weeks, irking neighbors [NYDN]
3. Staten Island church rejects proposal to sell convent for use as a mosque, while backers of proposed Sheepshead Bay mosque soldier on despite protests [NYT] and [Brooklyn Paper]
4. NJ Gov Christie pushes for state rescue of stalled Meadowlands complex in second risky move of the week [NYT] and [NYT]
5. New CoreLogic analysis program predicts likelihood of strategic default [The Truth About Mortgage]
6. CNN’s Ali Velshi relists UWS condo after redesign, Elliman-to-Sotheby’s broker switch [WSJ]
7. BPC’s Embassy Suites to become first Conrad New York luxury hotel [Downtown Express]
8. Art dealer expands at Trump Tower with $5M next door apartment [NYO]
9. Ouster of Roosevelt Island corporation chief comes amid push for self-governance [NYT]

10. LES residents protest crumbling sidewalks outside city-subsidized Masaryk Towers [The Villager]
11. Home values drop by 27 percent post-foreclosure: study [The Truth About Mortgage]
12. Rehab begins on West Village playground [The Villager]