City hires engineers to study No. 7 subway extension to NJ, Simon Property Group earnings rise as rents rebound … and more

February 04, 2011 08:38AM

1. City hires engineering firm to examine possible No. 7 subway extension to New Jersey [NYDN]

2. Pedestrian-friendly revamp for Clinton Hill’s Myrtle Avenue draws public supporters [Brooklyn Paper]
3. Simon Property Group earnings rise in fourth quarter as rents, retail sales rebound [Bloomberg]

4. Former NJ Attorney General David Samson named new chairman of the Port Authority [Post]
5. Inside the new Freddy’s Bar on opening night [Brooklyn Paper]
6. Walmart lives up to its promise to be a no-show at its own city hearing [NYT]
7. With 130 Liberty Street demo complete, fate of LMDC questioned [Downtown Express]
8. Owner of Park Slope Pavilion movie theater attempts to quash bedbug rumors [Brooklyn Paper]
9. 12 more public schools slated for closure after panel vote [NYDN]
10. And these anti-closure protesters probably won’t be happy about it [NYT]
11. Meanwhile, PCBs in still-open schools are a cause for concern amongst NYC parents [NYT]

12. Mortgage companies invest in consumer-friendly website upgrades [NYT]

13. Community Board 1 to take inventory of affordable housing Downtown [Downtown Express]
14. Chelsea parents, with children in tow, rally before CB4 to turn vacant lot into park space [DNAinfo]