Forest City Ratner to sell minority stake in NYC retail portfolio, BofA unloading $1B in toxic mortgage assets … and more

December 13, 2010 08:35AM

1. Forest City Ratner to exit hotel market, sell minority stake in NYC retail portfolio [Crain’s]
2. Food company picked to run new Coney Island restaurant has a checkered legal past [Post]
3. For NYC Nomad blogger, every Sunday is moving day [NYT]
4. BofA unloading $1B in toxic mortgage assets [Post]
5. Heartland Brewery plans new Belgian-style beer bistro concept for Chelsea, to open next year [Crain’s]
6. Jimmy MacMillan to perform Rent Is Too Damn High-inspired songs on Greenpoint stage [NYO]

7. Salvation Army expanding Bedford Avenue thrift store once rumored to be future Apple Store site [Brooklyn Paper]
8. A multimedia look at the jagged Queens-Brooklyn border [NYT]

9. Luxury rental amenities growing even more over-the-top [Crain’s]
10. Historic buildings at Staten Island’s Lighthouse Harbor development site rot away despite millions in preservation funding [NYDN]
11. Queens co-op’s grass-walking ban sparks neighborly disputes [WSJ]
12. NYC sellers seeing more market improvement than buyers: survey [The Apple Peeled]
13. Bleak U.S. housing market means a home is actually a safe investment [BusinessWeek]

14. NYC apartment buildings deck the halls, to some residents’ dismay [NYT]