Greenpoint homeless shelter plan axed, BofA creates new foreclosure division … and more

February 07, 2011 08:27AM

1. In raising $300M for Madoff suit, Wilpons’ real estate assets too illiquid to be of much help [Crain’s]
2. Developers withdraw proposal for controversial Greenpoint men’s homeless shelter [New York Shitty]
3. Robert Shiller on the historical infrequency of housing bubbles [NYT]

4. UWS’ the Laureate 15 percent sold even before formal launch [WSJ]
5. Ivanka Trump’s stalker a no-show in court [Post]
6. Stroller set now set to take over… Murray Hill? [WSJ]
7. BofA creates new foreclosure division [AP via Seattle Times]
8. Foreign investors flock to NYC hotel buying scene [Crain’s]

9. Chef Todd English to open new eatery, Cross Bar, at the Limelight [Post]
10. With few rental options on Long Island, extended-stay hotels thrive [NYT]

11. State using $23 million to upgrade luxe crash pads for top Albany judges [Post]

12. NJ senators, Amtrak officials also planning to study Hudson River rail tunnel revival [NYT]

13. Rehabbed and reopened St. George Theatre a boon to Staten Island’s waterfront nabe [Crain’s]

14. Banks pre-approving mortgages for homebuyers, only to deny them later on and keep the deposit [NYT]
15. Five myths about U.S. housing reform [Reuters]

16. Time Warner Center’s Stuart Weitzman store closes for renovations, to reopen next month [My Upper West]

17. As financial tenants leave the Financial District, a new crop of tenants is set to move in [NYT]
18. 7-Eleven rumored to be opening in Amagansett [East Hampton Press]

19. New Jersey brokers adapt to the snowy weather [NYT]

20. Woman facing eviction from Brighton Beach home after billionaire ex-husband allegedly fails to pay more than child support minimum [Post]
21. Vintage homes becoming a tougher sell in Connecticut [NYT]