L+M asked to allow “blacklisted” affordable housing applicants into planned Harlem complex … and more

December 21, 2010 08:12AM

1. Harlem pols negotiating with L+M to allow “blacklisted” affordable housing applicants into planned Harlem River Point complex [DNAinfo]
2. Getting to know real estate’s newest “A-Lister,” Bruce Flatt of Brookfield Asset Management [NYT]
3. Bloomberg administration steps up pressure on lenders to take losses on troubled multi-family mortgages [WSJ]
4. A friendship is born amid Paulson-Black deals on Realogy, Harrah’s [Post]
5. Christie to hold off on signing boutique casino bill until state lawmakers carry out his Atlantic City overhaul plan [Press of Atlantic City]
6. What housing crash? U.S. home prices rose an average of 58 percent during the decade [Forbes via MSN]
7. The top celebrity real estate failures of 2010 [ShelterPop]
8. Readers’ 2011 real estate wish lists: market realism, consumer confidence, the end of government Band-Aids [Inman News]
9. Long Island judges say hundreds of NY foreclosure filings have been withdrawn as a result of new regulations [Daily Finance]
10. But overall, report says banks are still foreclosing on homeowners waiting for loan mods [The Truth About Mortgage]
11. “Boy Meets World” actor William Daniels, a.k.a. Mr. Feeny, sells UWS co-op [NYO]

12. The NYC office market year in review: good, but not good enough to save some boom-time investors [WSJ]

13. Marcus & Millichap’s Hessam Nadji and Real Estate Analytics’ Neal Elkin on what to expect from the commercial real estate market in 2011 [CNBC]
14. First-time homebuyers jump back into the market, attempting to beat rising mortgage rates [The Truth About Mortgage]

15. Restaurant chains still growing despite the downturn, creating signature menus to help mall landlords attract shoppers [Retail Traffic Mag]
16. Young Citigroup banker jumps to death from Trump Place rooftop [Post]

17. New and old business owners clash in Harlem [NYT]