How the recession killed off the McMansion era … and more

January 21, 2011 03:24PM

1. How the recession has killed off the McMansion era [Inman]

2. Sale price of $5.5M UES building got a boost from neighboring Shake Shack and Urban Outfitters [Crain’s]

3. Durst Organization lands a tenant for 112 West 44th Street in 10 minutes [NYO]

4. The Grashorn, Coney Island’s oldest building, for lease, saved from demolition [Amusing the Zillion]

5. Buyers at Sky View Parc complex in Flushing seek to negate their contracts [Queens Tribune]

6. The Sheffield hits the 50-percent sold mark as it tries to shed its tumultuous past [NYT]

7. Real estate attorney Jeff Margolis offers advice for commercial tenants [NYO]

8. U.S. home sales jump unexpectedly in December while foreclosure inventory rises [CNBC]  and [Truth about Mortgage]

9. Famed New York City historian Kenneth Jackson weighs in on the Wall Street crash, Donald Trump and home decor [NYMag]
10. HUD to renew one-year suspension of its anti-flipping rule on foreclosed properties bought with FHA loans [National Mortgage News]

11. “Selling New York” chronicles couples moving in and out of rural regions of the nation [Curbed]

12. Town of East Hampton faces lawsuit over sale of Fort Pond House in Montauk [East Hampton Star]

13. Superintendent at an apartment building run by anti-drug non-profit group Harlem Restoration Project busted for drugs [DNAinfo]

14. Canal Street goes upscale with new Asian bistro [NYO]