Senate candidate Anna Lewis wants to turn empty luxury apartments into middle-income housing … and more

August 17, 2010 05:00PM

1. Senate candidate Anna Lewis wants to turn empty luxury apartments into middle-income housing [NYO]
2. Number of homes with price reductions has been rising since bottoming out in March: Miller Samuel [Matrix]
3. Five building sites in Brooklyn are drawing eager bidders [Crain’s] 

4. City issues RFP for a Williamsburg ferry landing [Post] 

5. A look at housing prices and interest rates [NYT] 

6. Mortgage delinquencies fall for second straight quarter [Truth About Mortgage] 

7. Two Staten Island lighthouses are being auctioned off [SI Live] 

8. How the Atlantic Yards arena may change retail on Flatbush Avenue [Atlantic Yard Report] 

9. Cheap Shots bar on First Avenue gets liquor license renewal [EV Grieve] 

10. Brooklyn Brewery gets $800,000 state subsidy [NYO] 

11. “What Not To Wear” TV series seeks female NYC real estate agent [Curbed] 

12. New organic skincare brand Kaia House opens up on Lower East Side [Racked]

13. Keanu Reeves movie looking for filming location in UES apartment [Bowery Boogie] 

14. Restaurant openings taking place across NYC this week [Time Out NY] 

15. Suit filed against St. Vincent’s to investigate questionable expenses [Post] and [WSJ]  

16. Two new sidewalk cafes set to open in the East Village [EV Grieve] 
17. Ads for Port 10 building in Chelsea target gay men, students and art lovers [NYT] 

18. Yogo Monster closes on Court Street in Brooklyn [Brownstoner]