Obama vetoes bill that would make it harder for homeowners to challenge foreclosure proceedings … and more

October 08, 2010 08:00AM

1. Federal Reserve hopes to spur homebuyers with record low mortgage rates [WSJ]
2. President Obama refuses to sign bill that would make it harder for homeowners to challenge foreclosure proceedings [NYO]
3. 781 Fifth Avenue has NYC’s most expensive one-bedroom, listed with Sotheby’s for $6.95 million [Curbed]
4. Would-be buyers hindered by flawed foreclosure document
crisis
, as housing market gets hammered [NYT]

5. West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills votes not to sell historic stadium to luxury condo developer [WSJ]
6. Islamic community center should unite Jews, Muslims and Christians: Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel [NYDN]
7. Battery Park City ice rink may not open for winter, having trouble finding operator [DNAinfo]
8. Vox Pop cafe on Cortelyou Road in Flatbush, Brooklyn, shuttered for good [Brooklyn Ink]
9. Chelsea Art Museum, which closed in mid-August due to $13 million of mortgage debt, reopens with smaller staff [DNAinfo]
10. A look inside craft company Etsy’s funky headquarters in NYC [Swiss Miss]
11.
Justin Timberlake puts Tribeca apartment on the market,
moving to penthouse at Soho Mews [NYO,
1st item]

12. Community board tells Columbia it can build Inwood sports complex,
if university provides benefits to the area [DNAinfo]
13. Tax firm WTAS signs 10-year sublease for 38,500 square feet at 1177 Sixth Avenue [Crain’s]
14. Coney Island development chief Lynn Kelly steps down, takes new job in Staten Island [Post]