Herald Towers tenants say building atmosphere was prime for deadly fall, Toys ‘R’ Us opens Greenpoint pop-up … and more

August 30, 2010 08:00AM

1. After 12 years, developer’s three UES townhouses turned into 8 rentals and a school [NYT]
2. Herald Towers tenants say building atmosphere was prime for deadly fall [NYDN]
3. The burgeoning Far West Side: no longer just “prostitutes, pimps, more prostitutes,” says longtime property owner [NYT]
4. Toys ‘R’ Us opens pop-up shop in Greenpoint [Crain’s]
5. New Aqueduct racetrack to displace longtime flea market [NYT]
6. Grubb & Ellis’ Gayle Matthei-Meredith leaves to join Cassidy Turley [Crain’s]

7. Five-year ARM borrowers may have lower payments than fixed-rate borrowers next year [NYT]
8. The evolution of bedbugs and why we can’t get rid of them [NY Mag]
9. Westchester homeowners struggling to unload properties amid slow sales [NYT]

10. Ackman, Winthrop fire back in court papers saying they have the ability to foreclose on Stuy Town [NYO]
11. Long Island homeowners push back against planned cell towers [NYT]
12. Three-alarm fire ravages block in Flatlands, Brooklyn [NYDN]
13. Hotels, like the James, hiring art curators to help decorate [NYT]