Office vacancies up in the outer boroughs, city gives the OK for new $150M Staten Island rental complex … and more

January 17, 2011 08:31AM

1. Office vacancies up in the outer boroughs [Crain’s]

2. City gives the OK for new $150M rental complex in Staten Island [WSJ]
3. Small business owners say no to NYC Walmart in new poll [NYDN]
4. Trump to make first foray into India property market with luxury tower residences in Mumbai [Bloomberg]

5. NJ Gov. Chris Christie proposes new set of autism public schools [NYT]
6. UWS residents gather outside Hotel Alexander to protest proposed homeless shelter conversion [Post] and [NYDN]
7. New Jersey developers axe tenant concessions as occupancy numbers rise [NYT]

8. More NYC companies upgraded office space, signed longer-term leases in 2010, brokers say [WNYC]
9. Park51 appoints new imam [CNN]
10. Mid-sized U.S. architecture firms see boom in number of Chinese clients [NYT]
11. 5,000-square-foot indoor park space opens in Nolita [Urban Daddy]
12. Brooklyn man targeted by house-stealing scheme seven years ago still unable to prove his rightful ownership [NYT]

13. Once-gritty Flatiron District now one of the priciest residential locations in the city [WSJ]
14. Defaults up in government-backed rural home loans program [NYT]

15. Second house belonging to woman who allegedly kept dead dogs in her LI property is condemned, too [Post]
16. While Manhattan deals still abound, high-end Brooklyn brownstones a tough sell [NYT]

17. State mulls funding sources for replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge [WSJ]
18. Commercial real estate economist Sam Chandan says potential rise in borrowing costs could be “problematic” in 2011 [NYT]
19. Midtown South office market coming into its own with the help of Shake Shack and the High Line [Crain’s]