Credit Agricole reportedly near major lease at Worldwide Plaza, Bronx woman says she brought bedbugs home from court … and more

October 05, 2010 08:00AM

1. NJ home sellers losing faith [The Record]
2. Smyth Hotel to open Toro lounge tomorrow [Urban Daddy]
3. Parisian financial firm Credit Agricole rumored to be taking 300,000 square feet at Worldwide Plaza [Post, 3rd item]
4. Bronx woman says she brought bedbugs home with her from court [NYDN]
5. MTA to outfit transit stops, nearby businesses with digital status screens [Post]
6. Harlem’s Aloft opening pushed back to Oct. 21 [Harlem + Bespoke]
7. Man sues in NJ court after Hawaiian timeshare company threatened to foreclose over an unpaid penny [Courthouse News Service]
8. NJ road and transit projects to resume after state lawmakers reach $1.7B bond financing deal [WNYC]
9. Anonymous buyer picks up UES building, home to Serafina, for $21M, while former Aureole home across the street sells for $10M [Post, 4th item]
10. Business only getting worse for stores affected by Second Avenue Subway construction [NYT]
11. Images from inside Trading Spaces” designer Laura Day’s Park Avenue pad [Curbed]

12. UWS’ Key West Diner shutters for renovations [My Upper West]

13. General Growth taps Bruce Flatt of Brookfield as new board chairman [Bloomberg]

14. Pimco execs talk global strategy [Bloomberg]

15. Neighbors fed up with illegal Bed-Stuy halfway house after four years of city’s inaction [NYDN]

16. Loews Corp. renews two Manhattan leases and expands on Madison Avenue [Post, 2nd item]

17. The importance of apartment staging, and re-staging, in today’s market [NYT]