Ratner under fire from unions for AY modular building plan, The Donald to spend $600M on presidential campaign … and more

March 18, 2011 08:35AM

1. Ratner under fire from construction unions for modular building plan at Atlantic Yards [NYT]
2. With Atlantic City casino revenue down 30 percent, Christie’s revival plans may be too late [Bloomberg]
3. U.K. politician Shaun Woodward lists East Hampton manse for $18.5M [Newsday]

4. The Donald says he’s prepared to spend $600 million on his presidential campaign [NYDN]
5. Subletting horror story: Lower East Side man finds rotting, Chinese food-filled scarecrow in roommate’s room [Refinery29]
6. Once viewed as risky, ARMs now becoming increasingly popular mortgage products [NYT]
7. Astoria in a restaurant renaissance as nearly a dozen new eateries open along 31st Avenue over past few years [WSJ]
8. Fitzpatrick Hotel Group on the hunt for distressed properties [NYT]

9. Brooklyn Industries debuts in Dumbo [24/Seven]
10. Investors looking to enter the Manhattan market eye multi-family sector [Bloomberg]
11. Two 19th-century, George Ingram-designed Brooklyn police stations “approaching ruin” [NYT]

12. Bob Knakal: It wouldn’t be surprising to see a 50 percent increase in sales volume for NYC development sites this year [NYO]
13. Dumbo development update [Brownstoner]

14. 13-building Midtown West apartment complex gets new capital infusion from Phoenix Realty Group [Crain’s]