Economic Development Corp. revealed as big spender on luxury travel, the making of the New Meadowlands Stadium … and more

September 07, 2010 08:00AM

1. City’s Economic Development Corp. spent thousands on luxury travel, high-class lunches, investigation finds [NYDN]
2. The making of the $1.6B New Meadowlands Stadium [NYT]
3. Stuyvesant Town foreclosure auction set for Oct. 4 [Reuters via Fox Business]
4. Buyers increasingly paying flip taxes in a down market [NYT]
5. Hoteliers’ revenue sees summer jump as travelers return to the market [Minneapolis Star-Tribune]
6. New Museum for African Art postpones UES opening due to construction delays [NYT]

7. Inside the apartments of NYC’s top fashion designers [NYDN]
8. Thirty minutes with Proskauer Rose real estate lawyer Ronald Sernau [NYT]
9. Park Place mosque site reportedly had dozens of higher bids [Post]
10. Meanwhile, controversial evangelical preacher arrives in Lower Manhattan, unleashes anti-mosque vitriol [NYT]
11. Mosque developer’s DOB records provide more fodder for critics [Post]
12. And on Staten Island, protesters rally near 9/11 memorial against a mosque near Ground Zero [Post]
13. But Paterson calls for one-week moratorium on mosque debate [NYDN]
14. Amid new, weak housing data, economists push for government to let the market self-correct [NYT]
15. Colleges making vacant land buys, assuming they’ll find a use for it later [AP]
16. New development townhouses with condo amenities get the best of both worlds [NYT]

17. Eight high-end Manhattan buildings send staffers to Waldorf-Astoria “Doorman School” [Post]

18. City officials to announce new protections for community gardens [NYDN]
19. PulteGroup building energy credit-earning solar technology into each house in new Manchester, N.J. complex [NYT]

20. As incomes fall, borrowers find low-cost mortgages harder to come by [NYT]
21. Spotlight on Bed-Stuy buyers’ market [WSJ]
22. The storied townhouses of West End Avenue [NYT]