Connecticut home sales fall for third straight month … and more

November 05, 2010 08:00AM

1. Connecticut home sales fall for third straight month [WSJ]
2. Two young Greek shipping heirs drop $7.6M on 40 Mercer Street condo [NYO]
3. With Pier 36’s Basketball City financing in place, project completion expected in six to nine months [Downtown Express]
4. Horror stories from NYC’s decaying public housing apartments [Downtown Express]
5. Shoot the Freak owner says Coney Island “fight has just begun” [WSJ]

6. Developers tout NYC real estate market’s strength at New York Public Library [NYO]
7. And Vornado’s Roth says U.S. commercial property values are “substantially” above bottom [Bloomberg]
8. But Henry Elghanayan admits he’s “quite nervous” about effect of midterm elections on NY real estate [NYO]

9. Park51 investor Hisham Elzanaty opens up on controversy [Downtown Express]
10. All in the family at some former NYC compounds [NYT]

11. Trinity Real Estate prez Jason Pizer plugs Hudson Square’s “bright” future [Downtown Express]
12. Park Slopers temporarily banned from their own backyards during wall demolition at adjacent school [Brooklyn Paper]

13. Meet Gayle Horwitz, Battery Park City Authority’s new president [Downtown Express]
14. Surge in bedbugs at city classrooms [NYDN]