Construction workers take fatal plunge, U.S. home prices to increase in 2012 … and more

February 08, 2011 05:04PM

1. Two construction workers die after falling five stories from Upper West Side buiding [Post] 

2. Crown Heights landlord may force dozens of residents out of Section 8 apartments [NYDN] 

3. NYC Economic Development Corp. hires architect Beyer Binder Belle for Seward Park redevelopment project [Lo-Down] 

4. Praise for Jackson Heights, up-and-coming neighborhood where old meets new [NYO] 

5. Fashion designer Calvin Klein building seven-car garage at Hamptons home [Post] 

6. Analyzing the people depicted in architectural renderings [NYT] 

7. Pret A Manger plans to triple NYC presence over next two years [NYO] 

8. Building service workers union 32BJ SEIU begins contract talks today with Bronx landlords [Crain’s] 

9. Trulia explores the anatomy of a happy home [Curbed] 

10. Proposed changes from Landmarks Preservation Commission worry preservationists [DNAinfo] 

11. A look at the 10 U.S. metro areas to record largest gains in home prices in 2012 [CNN] 

12. Silvercup movie studio battles it out with soon-to-open SilverCup hotel over naming rights in Long Island City [NYT]
13. Department of Transportation furloughs hinder efforts to repair city’s potholes [NY1]