Pol calls on Extell to build school at Riverside Center … and more

October 29, 2010 05:00PM

1. Design Within Reach to move headquarters to Stamford, Conn. in effort to be near New York City [Mediabistro]
2. Mondrian New York hotel slated to open in February [Curbed]
3. Brownstone Books, a Bedford-Stuyvesant mainstay, closes its doors after 10 years in the neighborhood [Brownstoner]
4. Union workers protesting construction project on 10th Avenue anger neighbors [DNAinfo]
5. A rundown of NYC restaurant openings and closures in October [Village Voice]
6. Aloft Hotel, Harlem’s first new hotel in 40 years, could be boost to local economy [NY1]
7. New Marshall’s underground location opens in Chelsea [Shophound]
8. A top-50 list of the best blocks in Brooklyn [The L Magazine]
9. Trader Joe’s takes a bite out of Fariway Market’s business on the Upper West Side [Crain’s]

10. Some possible solutions to the housing crisis [CNBC]

11. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio calls on Extell to build school at Riverside Center [DNAinfo]

12. New School issues $300 million bond for tower on Fifth Avenue, below14th Street [Crain’s]

13. Moody’s places Wells Fargo and IndyMac Mortgage Services on review for possible downgrades [National Mortgage News]

14. Title insurers: the next hurdle in the foreclosure mess [CNBC]

15. And the foreclosure mess is even worse in non-judicial states [Daily Finance]