U.S. home affordability returns to pre-bubble levels … and more

February 09, 2011 04:34PM

1. U.S. home affordability returns to pre-bubble levels: Moody’s [WSJ] 

2. Jefferson Market grocery closes in Greenwich Village, after 81 years [DNAinfo] 

3. Analyzing the rapid growth of Jones Lang LaSalle [Real Estate Weekly] 

4. First look at Lido, new Italian restaurant in Harlem [Grub Street] 

5. Zillow survey shows that 27 percent of mortgages are underwater [CNN] 

6. 1407 Broadway closes 14,091 square feet of deals, at $42 a square foot [NYO]
7. Etched-glass installation is complete at Empire State Building, final element in $20M renovation of lobby [NYT] 

8. Mexican restaurant Cantina Royal to open in North Williamsburg [Paper Mag] 

9. Debating over the greenest home in the world [Walletpop] 

10. Former Doubleday exec John Sargent Jr. lists Water Mill home for $28M, chopping $10M off last asking price [Newsday]

11. Exploring the architecture behind Columbia University’s new interdisciplinary science building [NYT] 

12. Sale of 241 Water Street to Blue School in East Village closes, for $15.1M [Curbed]
13. InStyle’s Connie Anne Phillips buys $1.6 million co-op at 180 East 79th Street,
sold by the estate of Piera Circiello, wife of Upper East Side
restaurateur Gino Circiello [NYO]