Queens’ Fairway may open by summer’s end, ratings agencies struggle with mortgage bonds … and more

January 06, 2011 07:58AM

1. City opens men’s shelter in Bronx without community approval [NYDN] 

2. Top 10 nightmare scenarios to beware of when selling your house in 2011 [Business Insider via Patrick.net] 

3. Op-ed addresses the feasibility of the 30-year mortgage [NYT]
4. Empire State Building signs two-year-contract to buy 100 percent wind-generated energy [Crain’s] 

5. Singer Josh Groban and Rangers star Marian Gaborik spotted checking out pads at the Corner on West 72nd Street [Post, 1st and 2nd items] 

6. Ratings agencies struggle over mortgage bonds, still susceptible to earlier problems [NYT] 

7. HGTV seeks New Yorkers for home-design reality show [NYDN] 

8. After years of delay, East Harlem housing project to open new community center [DNAinfo] 

9. Fairway supermarket at Queens’ Douglaston Plaza may be ready by summer’s end [NYDN] 

10. Billionaire Charles Bronfman closes on $21M co-op at 810 Fifth Avenue [Post, 5th item] 

11. Bodies Exhibit closes for renovations at South Street Seaport [DNAinfo] 

12. Pitfalls to avoid when working with distressed real estate listings [Inman]
13. How will an influx of dozens of new retail outlets and thousands of condo
impact Flushing, Queens? [Post]