Sales of vacation homes on the rise … and more

January 10, 2011 03:34PM

1. Habitat for Humanity will use wood from Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to build and restore homes in Newburgh, NY [DNAinfo] 

2. Councilman accuses eight Coney Island businesses fighting eviction of endangering hundreds of jobs [Post] 

3. Growing number of governments offering down payment assistance programs [WSJ]
4. Walmart launches publicity campaign to open in NYC, as city gears up for hearing on Wednesday [NYT]

5. Progress underway at planned Union Square Hyatt hotel [EV Grieve] 

6. Sales of vacation homes are on the rise [WSJ] 

7. St. Claire on Fifth condominium in Harlem relaunches sales [Curbed]

8. Federal Housing Administration revises November delinquency rate downward [National Mortgage News]

9. Biryani Cart’s Juicy Wings opens today at Sixth Avenue and 46th Street [Midtown Lunch]

10. Renovations begin to convert historic townhouses at 326-328 East Fourth Street between Avenues C and D [EV Grieve]

11. Developer says 50 percent of 10-unit project, 47 Dean in Boerum Hill, is in contract [Brownstoner]

12. Temple of Ankh, Egyptian restaurant and hookah lounge, nearing completion at 58 Clinton Street [Bowery Boogie]