NYC home loan volume sees 25 percent drop-off, Earle Graves lists Scarsdale manse … and more

November 15, 2010 08:30AM

1. Moinian, Related head to court over 3 Columbus Circle mortgage [Crain’s]
2. Earle Graves’ Scarsdale home hits the market for $11.5M [NYT]
3. Public relations guru George Shea launches new company, Bed Bug Super Dogs [WSJ]
4. Amtrak, NJ Transit talks over Hudson River Tunnel break down [The Record]
5. Struggling 20-somethings now going for even smaller, more undesirable NYC apartments [NYT]

6. NYC home loan volume sees a more than 25 percent drop-off during 2009: study [WSJ]
7. Obama taps Joseph Smith as new FHFA director, overseeing Fannie and Freddie [NYT]
8. Nina Garcia of “Project Runway” lists UES pad for $8.5M [Real Estalker]
9. Demand grows for 55-and-over rentals in New Jersey [NYT]
10. Zillow’s Stan Humphries warns that U.S. housing market is “rivaling the Great Depression’s real estate downturn” [Property Wire]
11. Four Westchester homes win AIA 2010 Design Awards [NYT]
12. Jimmy Fallon buys third apartment at 34 Gramercy Park East [NYO]

13. Soho artists’ lofts rule suddenly being heeded [NYT]

14. Developers of 197 Berry attempt to fit in with Williamsburg aesthetic, hope sales will follow [WSJ]
15. Chain stores invade Williamsburg [NYT]

16. The fallout from the Waldorf’s bedbug accusations [Crain’s]

17. Transformer blows at New Meadowlands Stadium, delaying Giants-Cowboys game [NYDN]
18. Under new lending rules, mortgage pre-approval becomes more elusive [NYT]

19. British Airways CEO buys $2.9M unit in the Schwab House on Riverside Drive [NYO]

20. At home at the Time Warner Center with Josh Groban [NYT]