MTA to renovate neglected subway stations, taxpayers spend millions to defend Fannie and Freddie … and more

January 24, 2011 05:09PM

1. MTA announces renovation of dozens of neglected subway stations [NY1]
2. New York Ranger Sean Avery sells two-bedroom condo at the Chelsea Club at a loss, for $1.4M [NYO] 

3. East Village residents to rally Friday at historic 35 Cooper Square to protest demolition [EV Grieve] 

4. Why condo auctions may not be so popular in New York City [WSJ] 

5. City Planning proposes to add tables and chairs to FiDi’s Water Street [Curbed] 

6. Starwood Hotels to open 20 new properties in North America in 2011 [Crain’s]
7. Taxpayers have spent more than $160M defending Fannie and Freddie in lawsuits accusing them of fraud [NYT] 

8. A closer look at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s Astor Place duplex, on the market for $4.1M [WSJ] 

9. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart list their Chelsea loft for $16M [Post]
10. Nine remaining businesses thrive at Gansevoort Market Meat Center in Meatpacking District [NYDN] 

11. Vacant lot at Nassau Street is asking $29 million, a 32 percent price cut [Crain’s] 

12. Looking back at a piece of East Village history [NYT] 

13. LI businessman hires “Sex and the City” set designer to build replica of Carrie Bradshaw’s walk-in closet [Post]

14. Community board on Lower East Side is close to approving plans for city-owned land undeveloped since 1967 [WSJ] 

15. East Village missing from Google Maps [EV Grieve]