A&P to close 32 stores, a look at the city’s next big construction sites … and more

February 15, 2011 05:07PM

1. Signature vault door in bank building at 510 Fifth Avenue is named a landmark [NYT] 

2. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn touches on affordable housing in State of the City speech [NYO] 

3. Fashion 26 hotel on Seventh Avenue is being reflagged as a Hilton [Hotel Chatter] 

4. HGTV announces new show starring designers Bob and Cortney Novogratz [Curbed] 

5. Class B tower at 635 Madison Avenue in contract for $62 million, 56 percent less than what landlord paid in 2007 [NYO] 

6. Brooklyn College buys 25,000-square-foot property [Brooklyn Eagle]
7. Bankrupt supermarket giant A&P to close 32 stores [Crain’s] 

8. Marriot’s Tavern on The Plaza in Indiana getting heat from NYC over name similarities to now-closed Tavern on the Green in Central Park [Indy Star] 

9. Access to Sept. 11 memorial will be limited, foundation president says [NYT] 

10. As economy recovers, investors look to re-enter residential real estate market [NYDN] 

11. Why you shouldn’t worry about rising mortgage rates [Fortune] 

12. A look at the city’s next big construction sites [NYO] 

13. How ending the mortgage interest deduction would save the economy [CNBC] 

14. Big-box retailer Micro Center is scoping out locations on Fifth Avenue [NYO] 

15. U.S. bankruptcy judge critiques Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems [WSJ] 

16. Three out of four homeowners say home is best investment they made: Trulia [IB Times] 

17. Organizers of music festival at farm in Amagansett consider relocating to East Hampton Airport in Wainscott [27 East]