Google founder sells Tribeca penthouse for $11.2 million … and more

February 11, 2011 08:10AM

1. The history behind the last remaining townhouse on Fifth Avenue, between 62nd and 63rd streets [NYT]  
2. Owners of rental property may qualify for special tax exemptions [Inman] 
3. Tribeca loft asking $1.375M gets 18 offers in one week [NYDN]  
4. Rising mortgage rates present challenge to still struggling housing market [WSJ] 
5. And, understanding the true cost of a mortgage [NYT]  
6. Pension fund proposes to eliminate real estate stocks from its property portfolio [WSJ]  
7. MTA spruces up 92nd and 93rd streets, near Second Avenue Subway site, with new construction barriers [Post]  
8. Founding member of Google’s New York office sells Tribeca duplex penthouse for $11.2 million [WSJ]  
9. Sheepshead Bay church to tear down unstable steeples due to lack of funding and safety concerns [NYDN] 
10. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse to open in Rockefeller Center Plaza this summer [DNAinfo]  
11. Condo developments sell out in Williamsburg and Greenpoint [Brooklyn Eagle]
12. Exerts weigh in on New York’s real estate wish list for 2011 [Metro] 
13. One World Trade Center tries to draw Chinese tenants for office leases [WSJ] and [HuffPo]
14. Townhouse at 47 West 9th Street asking $28.5 million, $15.8 million more than 2008 price [Curbed] 
15. BIG and Durst’s Proposed 57th Street complex gets mixed reviews from Community Board 4 [NYO]  
16. CitiMortgage and Keller Williams partner up in marketing agreement [Inman]