Orthodox Jews protest developer Aby Rosen’s plan to build hotel on site of cemetery in Israel … and more

August 11, 2010 05:00PM

1. Orthodox Jews protest on Park Avenue over developer Aby Rosen’s plan to build hotel on cemetery in Israel [NYO]
2. Extell business partner holds fundraiser for Council Speaker Christine Quinn [NYO] 

3. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow buys R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe’s apartment at 130 Jane Street for $1.25 million [Curbed] 

4. Piperlime, Gap’s online accessory store, will open a pop-up Shop On Mercer Street during Fashion Week [Crain’s] 

5. Grimaldi’s owner says eviction reports are unfounded [Brooklyn Paper] 

6. Developers of vacation homes pitch cabins as “affordable housing for the affluent” in effort to boost sales [WSJ] 

“Buy and bail” homeowners get past loan restrictions [Bloomberg via Patrick.net]
8. Mayor Bloomberg does not support Gov. Paterson’s proposal for alternate site of Ground Zero mosque [NYT]
9. Are Fannie and Freddie helping foreclosure barons? [Mother Jones via Patrick.net] 

10. Designer Sophomore launches pop-up shack in Montauk [Guest of a Guest]
11. Inwood residents unhappy with Columbia’s expansion plans in the area [NYT]