Forestalled foreclosures could slow housing market recovery … and more

October 11, 2010 08:00AM

1. New Frank Gehry-designed tower at 8 Spruce Street prepares for renters [NYT]
2. Economists say forestalled foreclosures could slow recovery of housing market [WSJ]

3. Empire State Building gets national preservation award for $550 million renovation of lobby [Crain’s]
4. Mosque developers denounce $350M lawsuit filed by Sept. 11 responder as “bigotry” [Post]
5. Tribeca loft residents open their doors to the public for 11th annual fundraiser [DNAinfo]
6. Law firms and communications companies stepped up office leasing activity this year [Crain’s]
7. World-Wide Holdings president James Stanton speaks about his projects [NYT]
8. Shelter Island house builder David Dowd dies at 86 [Newsday]
9. Department of Justice investigates Connecticut town for possible violations of Fair Housing Act [NYT]

10. Real estate industry, led by REBNY, escalates efforts in state campaign races, giving record contributions [WSJ]
11. Long Island brokers see a glut of luxury homes on the South Shore [NYT]
12. Man sues two squatters who allegedly caused $70,000 in damages to his brother’s Lower East Side condo [Post]
13. Photographer Timothy White sells penthouse at 448 West 37th Street
townhouse to Skadden partner Michael Gruenglas for $4
million [NYO]

14. How to prevent declining credit scores [NYT]
15. Couple lives alone in bungalow on prime waterfront property: Liberty Island in New York harbor [Crain’s]
16. Campbell Brown and Dan Senor close on $3.9 million Tribeca apartment, $600,000 less than asking price [Post]