Quinn says yearly vacancy survey too expensive, NAR says 1/4 of its blog readers brandish firearms … and more

September 29, 2010 05:00PM

1. City Council Speaker Quinn says yearly NYC vacancy survey would be too costly, despite potential anti-homelessness benefits [The Wonkser]

2. Bronx judge demands Florida firm shell out $2.5 million to fix up 10 apartment buildings it’s overseeing [Crain’s]

3. Two Trees Management and production company give $1,000 and one-year rent-free studio to Dumbo Arts Festival winner [Brooklyn Eagle]

4. NYC office space options for tech entrepreneurs [WSJ]

5. NAR finds 24 percent of their blog readers carry handguns, association promotes agent safety month [Agent Genius]

6. U.S. Window Factory in Queens shutters [NYT]

7. UWS residents gripe that Time Warner sign at the corner of 96th Street and Broadway is too bright [DNAinfo]
8. Forever 21 to open pop-up shop at Takashimaya building at 693 Fifth Avenue [Crain’s]

9. A guide on how to secure a mortgage for a condo-hotel unit [Daily Mortgage Reports]
10. In down economy, taking on a co-working space becomes increasingly attractive option [Netsetter]
11. Banks too hasty to foreclose, columnist says [Bloomberg]
12. Another columnist says we should blame the loan-holders, not the banks, for the bad mortgage crisis [NREI]
13. Trying to avoid landing in a terrible NYC apartment? The “Freakonomics” guys have some tips [NYT]
14. A list of the best cities in which to purchase a low-cost apartment during retirement [U.S. News via Yahoo]
15. Home offices and outdoor living space top list of clients’ desires in custom homes: survey [Washington Post]
16. Setai Fifth Avenue hosts “Designer Visions,” Hearst’s fourth annual show home extravaganza [Curbed]
17. Mortgage companies’ foreclosure errors may help troubled homeowners [Consumer Affairs]