Ringling Bros. won’t return to Coney Island this summer, Tom Brady finds a buyer at the Time Warner Center … and more

February 28, 2011 08:26AM

1. How Downtown Brooklyn’s 2004 redevelopment plan created a residential boom instead of a business district [Crain’s]
2. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus won’t return to Coney Island this summer [NYDN]
3. Quarterback Tom Brady’s 74th-floor Time Warner Center pad goes into contract after more than two years [WSJ]
4. Computer glitches plague New York City Housing Authority, threaten aid recipients [NYT]
5. Carmelo Anthony and wife La La Vazquez staying in $12,500-a-night Trump Soho duplex [Post]
6. Bed-Stuy mainstay Birdel’s Records to close after six-decade run [NYT]
7. Bronx building workers may strike next month [NYDN]
8. Georgia home mortgage dispute settled after seven years [NYT]
9. Brooklyn Industries clothier to open new Dumbo outpost [Crain’s]
10. Fitness amenities trend takes hold in new developments [NYT]
11. Al Hirshfeld’s townhouse goes for more than $5.3M asking price after bidding war [WSJ]
12. Invesco buys Soho retail condo from Thor, in talks to buy Gramercy’s the Elecktra [Crain’s]
13. Bronx residents protest 200-bed homeless shelter proposed for site across the street from a school [NYDN]
14. Stuy Town tenants lawsuit may cost MetLife more than expected [Bloomberg]
15. As city prepares for Willets Point hearing Wednesday, opponents vow to continue fighting [NYT]
16. Storage Deluxe buying up NYC real estate, defying industry trend [Crain’s]

17. NYC brokers ask: Why buy, when you can rent? [Post]

18. Ventas agrees to buy Nationwide Health Properties for $7.4B, creating the country’s largest health care REIT [NYT]
19. Queens estate auction of seven co-ops, 13 houses scheduled for next month [Malcolm Carter]
20. Republicans look to pull the plug on HAMP, several other Obama housing programs [CNN Money]