Once-busted condo projects rising from the dead, Alpine, N.J. average home price drops to $2 million … and more

August 23, 2010 08:00AM

1. Mosque opponents, proponents clash at protests near Ground Zero [NYT]
2. Meanwhile, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio puts the mosque issue front and center in his campaign [NYT]
3. And Islamic developers counter that the project’s opposition has sparked hatred akin to anti-Semitism [WSJ]
4. International buyer closes on Rush Limbaugh’s UES apartment for $11.75M, furniture included [Gothamist]

5. Once-busted condo projects rising from the dead [NYT]
6. Dance entrepreneur Todd Triplett to open new studios, art gallery and theater in Fort Greene space three years after last venue was shuttered and seized [Brooklyn Paper]
7. In tony Alpine, N.J., real estate slump means average home price is down to $2M from $4.3M [NYT]
8. Fairfield, Conn. rental market heating back up [NYT]
9. Heavy rains force homeowners to evacuate in Long Island [AP via Post]
10. Jonathan Miller looks at Long Island submarkets with new approach [NYT]

11. Urban Land Institute New York Chair Richard Kessler talks shop [NYT]

12. Jerry Stiller, a.k.a. Frank Costanza, makes a house call to Astoria home used in “Seinfeld” [NYDN]

13. New Fannie Mae website offers bilingual advice, video learning tools [NYT]
14. Preservationists plan rally against city plan to chop down 73 trees along Pelham Parkway [Post]
15. Spotlight on Hudson Square [NYT]
16. City’s parks and ballfields under lock-and-key [NYDN]
17. Business booming for NYC bedbug exterminators [Post]