Banking regulators push for 20 percent down payments on homes … and more

March 02, 2011 05:09PM

1. Feds say economy grew modestly in beginning of 2011 while businesses reported rising costs [WSJ] 

2. David Barton Gym, with three Manhattan locations, files for Chapter 11 [Crain’s] 

3. Designers share vision for development of vacant lot on East 13th Street in East Village [NYT] 

4. Lower East Siders petition to save Essex Street Market [Curbed]
5. Stop work order lifted at 35 Cooper Square, where preservationists have been fighting to prevent demolition [NYT] 

6. Lewis Gallery to close in Bed-Stuy by end of March [Bed-Stuy blog]
7. Gay group also voices opposition against Walmart’s expansion in New York City [NYT] 

8. Census shows that suburban neighborhoods outpace urban areas in population growth [Matrix] 

9. Examining the plan to rezone Sunnyside [NYO] 

10. Banking regulators push for mortgage-lending rules requiring homeowners to make minimum 20 percent down payments [WSJ] 

11. Senators Gillibrand and Schumer join fight to save Admiral’s Row building near Brooklyn Navy Yard [NYDN]
12. Absorption rate softens on the East Side in February [Matrix]