Governors Island receives $150M from city for recreational development … and more

February 18, 2011 05:02PM

1. Sam Chang restarts hotel plan for Financial District [Tribeca Trib]

2. Mayor’s office announces plan to award more construction contracts to women and minority-owned companies [Crain’s]

3. New York state court rules e-mail real estate contracts count in recent broker-client dispute [NYT]

4. After filing for Chapter 11 Borders plans discount sale at soon-to-be-shuttered stores this weekend [Crain’s]

5. Developer at 20 Pine combines book signing with sales pitch [Aol]

6. Commercial bus depot fined nearly $500,000 for dumping trash and motor oil in Gowanus Canal [Gothamist]

7. Is green building effective? The experts weigh the issue [Smart Planet]

8. Governors Island to receive $150 million in city funds for fields, hammocks and other recreational facilities [DNAinfo via Curbed]

9. New York sees rise in delinquencies, particularly in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens [Crain’s]

10. Images of new residential Pyramid Tower, slated to rise between 57th and 58th streets, and 11th and 12th avenues, revealed [NY1]

11. Renters drive uptick in U.S. construction, experts say [Bloomberg]

12. Banks nationwide face sanctions for foreclosure violations [WashPo]

13. The Whitney Museum set to open new coffee shop next month [Mediabistro]

14. More apartment sellers find a friendly pet can help seal the deal with buyers [NYT]