Bedbugs hit Elle magazine, JPMorgan reportedly planning sale of $1B in commercial mortgage bonds … and more

August 19, 2010 08:00AM

1. Bedbugs hit Elle magazine and Rikers Island, while Times Square movie theater reopens after extermination [Village Voice] and [NYDN]
2. Oprah pal Gayle King reportedly checks out neighboring duplex and triplex apartments at 1055 Park Avenue on Winfrey’s behalf [Post, 3rd item]

3. JPMorgan reportedly planning sale of $1B in commercial mortgage-backed bonds [Bloomberg]
4. Cuomo takes a second look at the Apthorp after new lender-developer deal comes to light [WSJ]
5. Scott Rothstein victim Douglas Von Allmen sells Time Warner Center duplex to anonymous Russian tycoon for $15.7M [Post, 4th item]
6. AG candidate Sean Coffey reaffirms support for property tax cap [NYO]
7. New Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire checks out three-bedroom rental at Nouvel’s 40 Mercer [Post, 1st item]

8. West Village hip-hop record shop Fat Beats to play its last tune amid slow sales, rent hikes [NYDN]
9. Capital One inks deal to expand at Vornado’s 90 Park Avenue [Post]
10. Elevated levels of PCBs found in three NYC public school buildings [NYT]
11. East of East sales office offers more evidence of LIC stroller invasion [Post]
12. In Sagaponack, residents squabble over historic farmhouse’s final resting place [NYO]

13. A peek inside the Greenwich Village townhouse rental of Israeli chocolatier Max Brenner [Post]
14. Chelsea Art Museum shutters for the rest of the month in effort to avert foreclosure [WSJ]
15. Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto rents one-bedroom at the Alfred [Post, 2nd item]

16. Teenage reality TV star chose Park Place mosque site for Islamic developers [NYDN]
17. Downtown mosque site already becoming a tourist destination? [Post]

18. Slapping architects with lawsuits stifles innovation, critic says [Bloomberg]