Real estate lobbyists head to Capitol Hill, Hirschfeld lists UES townhouse for $5.5M … and more

February 08, 2011 08:24AM

1. Real estate lobbyists head to Capitol Hill to save mortgage subsidies [Business Week]

2. Amtrak’s proposed New Jersey-New York rail tunnel would cost $13.5 billion [Bloomberg]

3. Plans unveiled for Sherman Creek waterfront in Inwood [DNAinfo]
4. Harlem’s condo boom: fabulous or homogenizing? [NY Mag]
5. Hirschfeld lists UES townhouse with the potential to grow to 16 stories for $5.5M [Crain’s]
6. Hoboken’s relatively new waterfront is already crumbling, and it’s going to be more expensive to fix than previously estimated [NYT]
7. ShopRite sets its sights on the same Gateway II space being eyed by Walmart [Brooklyn Paper]
8. Court picks a winner in Jackson Heights Merchants Association dispute [NYT]
9. Bjarke Ingels’ design for West 57th Street project reinvents the NYC apartment building, critic says [NY Mag]

10. Did hoarding cause yesterday’s massive Williamsburg apartment fire? [Brooklyn Paper]
11. Stuy Town resident lists apartment for $260 a night, gets good reviews from travelers [airbnb.com via Curbed]
12. The Village’s 8th Street, once “shoe row,” now lined with vacant storefronts [Lost City]
13. REITs look to lure pension funds away from private equity [Bloomberg]
14. Brooklyn-based Union Market to open Manhattan store on East Houston Street this year [Village Voice]
15. State Senator Gustavo Rivera has yet to get approval to open Bronx district office [Bedford Park News]
16. Has a housing double-dip already come and gone? [Forbes]
17. Levain Bakery’s Harlem location to open Feb. 22 [Harlem + Bespoke]
18. When sellers get fed up with open houses [NYT]
19. Owner of Colorado’s Coney Island Boardwalk Diner wants to sell and relocate the place to Brooklyn [Brooklyn Paper]
20. Bed-Stuy’s architectural history and the arguments for preserving it through landmarking [Patch]

21. Three common home mortgage refinancing nightmares [U.S. News]