NYC’s 26 Blockbuster locations in limbo following bankruptcy announcement … and more

September 23, 2010 05:00PM

1. Twitter renting NYC office space [ReadWriteWeb]
2. Late reporter Dominick Dunne’s furniture from his Midtown apartment to be auctioned [Editor at Large]
3. Future of NYC’s 26 Blockbuster video locations in question after chain files for bankruptcy [Crain’s] and [WSJ]
5. A look at the so-called gay urban resort planned for Midtown [Village Voice]
6. Community groups cry foul over city’s bidding process for contract on Dumbo Tobacco Warehouse redevelopment project [Post]
7. Lehman Brothers rumored to be selling Archstone, its apartment complex owner subsidiary [BusinessWeek]
8. Manhattan-based hedge fund Treesdale Partners plans to buy up distressed student housing [Crain’s]
9. NYC condos and co-ops may also have to adhere to new bedbug disclosure law [Brick Underground]
10. Real estate listing website Zillow.com forms partnership with personal finance website Mint.com [Inman]
11. The most — and least — affordable housing markets revealed [WSJ]
12. Southampton Town Planning Board approves plan for 78-unit condominium [27east]
13. Hospitals and nursing homes the latest target of NYC bedbug epidemic [Crain’s]
14. New Union Square pedestrian space a hit with locals [Post]
15. Shadow inventory raises concerns of double-dip among industry experts [MarketWatch]
16. Banks feel the pressure to buy back or modify mortgages gone wrong [WSJ]
17. Donald Trump to unveil new line of home decor products, including stemware and “executive gifts” [HFN via Curbed]
18. Obama administration’s loan modification plan continues to struggle, as program sees declining number of participants [WSJ]
19. As home prices nationwide hit lowest level in six years, market experts worry housing could hamper overall economic recovery [BloggingStocks]
20. With mansions sitting empty, insiders say squatting is on the rise in ritzy neighborhoods [MSNBC]
21. Government set to scale back jumbo loan aid [WSJ]

22. New Netflix-style art purveyor helps homeowners keep decor fresh [Urban Daddy]
23. Senator Al Franken says enhanced Home Affordable Modification Program needed to halt foreclosure paperwork scams [Huffington Post]