CitizenM hotel to open in Times Square, Bloomberg says development projects in city are sign of progress … and more

January 19, 2011 05:04PM

1. New York luxury apartments and low-income housing highlight widening gap between city’s rich and poor [Post] 

2. A look at Windsor Court, a Murray Hill apartment building popular with post-college grads [NYT] 

3. Federal housing regulators to develop new fee system for mortgage servicers [WSJ]  

4. CitizenM hotel to open at Times Square and Broadway by 2012 [Hotel Chatter]
5. Noise and crowds at Mulberry Project cocktail lounge on Mulberry Street cause neighbors to call 311 [Eater] 

6. 2011 looks to be a better year for retail REIT initial public offerings [Retail Traffic]
7. NYC hotels to compete for top-dog status during next month’s Westminster Kennel Club Show [Crain’s]
8. Loan provisions cause billions of dollars in real estate debt [NYT]
9. First Manhattan Grimaldi’s could open in Limelight Marketplace as early as Monday [Eater] 

10. FDIC calls for funding of a new foreclosure claims commission [Reuters] 

11. Behind the success of Newmark Knight Frank’s David Simson [Real Estate Weekly] 

12. Artists and Flea moves to spacious new Williamsburg location on Kent Street [Post] 

13. NYU Langone Medical Center to triple space in $80.8 million renovation [Crain’s] 

14. H&M breaks ground on Fulton Mall location [Brownstoner]
15. NYC’s first Smashburger coming to DeKalb Avenue in Fort Greene [NYT] 

16. Israeli Bank Hapoalim evacuates Midtown office in response to suspicious package [NYDN] 

17. Mayor Bloomberg says development projects in city are sign of progress [Twitter] 

18. The late Elaine Kafuman’s 86th Street co-op could be sold to pay estate taxes and bequests [NYO]
19. ABC’s Nightline takes a look behind the scenes at the Ian Bruce Eichner-developed Cosmopolitan resort and casino in Las Vegas [Huffington Post]