Planned Lower Manhattan charter school under fire … and more

March 09, 2011 03:53PM

1. Generation Y homebuyers having increasingly positive impact on U.S. housing market, experts say [AOL]

2. Architecture firm Bjarke Ingel Group signs lease for 3,500 square feet at 601 West 26th Street [REW]

3. Planned charter middle school drawing ire from Downtown residents concerned with overcrowding [WSJ]

4. Battery Park City Library slated to receive two bronze lion sculptures [DNAinfo]

5. After a year off the market, Time Warner Center unit now asking $18.38 million, up from original $15 million asking price [Curbed]

6. Downtown Brooklyn commercial building at 490 Fulton Street marketing 48,000 square feet of retail space, after nabbing Filene’s Basement as a tenant [Brownstoner]

7. Twenty-six-year-old partygoer plunges to death from 101 Warren Street condominium [Post]

8. Midtown’s Roseland Ballroom catches fire, injuring seven firefighters [DNAinfo]

9. Subway sandwich shop chain surpasses McDonald’s in number of stores, becoming world’s largest restaurant chain [WSJ]
10. Mobile cupcake purveyor CupcakeStop to close [DNAinfo]

11. New Boerum Hill rental building offering on-site putting green and pet spa [Brownstoner]

12. Long Island retail haven Garden City to expand its roster of stores with new BJ’S Wholesale Club [WSJ]

13. Bank of America splitting off 6.7 million bad mortgages from the rest of its practice [Post]

14. New Dorp beach bungalows abandoned on Staten Island in wake of Parks Department takeover [NYT]

15. Home loan rates for FHA-backed mortgage holders remain low [Subprime Blogger]