A glimpse into the construction of 4 World Trade Center … and more

January 03, 2011 09:59PM

1. A glimpse into the construction of 4 World Trade Center [NYO]

2. BofA pays $2.5 billion to buy back troubled mortgages from Fannie and Freddie [NYT]

3. Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez of the Red Bulls closes on six-bedroom loft at 257 West 17th Street, asking $6.39 million [Post]

4. Former president of government-run mortgage bond insurer Ginnie Mae talks about outlook for U.S. housing [Bloomberg via Mortgage News Daily]
5. Perfumer Bond 09 signs fifth city lease at 863 Washington Street, near the High Line [Post, 3rd item]
6. Brooklyn tenants angry after being forced to evacuate building due to carbon monoxide [NYDN]

7. Expansion discussion spurs video depicting Walmart as T-Rex taking over New York City [NYO]

8. Colombo crime family siphons off money from coffee bought at NYC construction sites [NYDN]

9. Roommate Wanted NYC expands to West Village and Park Slope [Brick Underground] 

10. Pop-up called Fatty Johnson’s will occupy space of recently closed Cabrito at 50 Carmine Street [NYT]
11. Foreclosures expected to top 100,000 in January: RealtyTrac [NPR]
12. Famous Upper Nyack mansion featured in “Stepmom” and “The Bounty Hunter” hits market for $3.3 million [NYDN]
13. S & P cautions about shadow inventory of foreclosures [Marketwatch via Patrick.net]
14. Brooklyn Bridge Park applies for permit to open floating pool [NYDN]
15. Tiny industry evolves to clear out bad auras from new apartments [NYT]
16. Barking dog saves two from apartment fire on Lower East Side [DNAinfo]
17. Canadian womenswear maker Joe Fresh leases retail space at 510 Fifth Avenue [Post, 2nd item]
18. Blogger says it’s time to cap density, limit building in Southampton [Southampton Village Review]
19. Global insurance brokerage Lockton Companies leases 22,000 square feet at SL Green’s 1185 Sixth Avenue [Post, 4th item]