Aldi’s opens first NYC store, Heather Mills sells 173 Perry Street pad … and more

February 18, 2011 08:06AM

1. Brokers rename Brooklyn’s latest micro-neighborhood: ProCro [WSJ]
2. Most outer-borough leasing deals are brokerless transactions: CoStar [Crain’s]
3. Discount grocery chain Aldi’s opens first NYC store, with more in the works [Crain’s]
4. Video: City Council members speak about on eminent domain at Willets Point [Queens Crap]
5. Heather Mills sells 173 Perry Street pad [Post]

6. North Shore Towers, on the Queens-Long Island border, ranks among the strongest luxury co-op sellers in the city [NYT]
7. Queens preservation group sets sights on new possible landmark sites [Queens Chronicle]
8. Man buys Red Hook summer house off of Craigslist [NYT]
9. In defense of the skyscraper [The Atlantic]
10. Queens’ Forest Park Senior Center could close amid budget cuts [Queens Chronicle]
11. New Jersey’s high-end housing recovery is choppy from town to town [NYT]
12. Real Capital’s Sam Chandan on the future of housing finance [NYO]
13. Borrowers to pay less for mortgage brokers under new fed regulation [NYT]
14. Billy Macklowe’s 400 Madison signs four new tenants, inks two renewals [NYO]
15. Donald Trump in talks to buy the foreclosed Charlottesvile, Va. estate of winemaker Patricia Kluge [Washington Post]

16. Investigation suggests that historic Connecticut building collapse last year was the result of negligence in renovation project [NYT]