Charlie Sheen may rent a private residence for NYC tour stop, original Ray’s Pizza shuttered by the city … and more

March 29, 2011 08:34AM

1. Charlie Sheen may have to rent a private residence for NYC tour stop as high-profile hotels turn him away [Post]
2. Original Ray’s Pizza on Prince Street shuttered by city’s Health Department [Eater]
3. Reluctantly, mortgage servicers begin granting principal writedowns under pressure from state attorneys general [WSJ]
4. Vacant U.S. homes rate inches up over 13 percent, census shows [CNN Money]
5. Housing the “most attractive asset class” in the country right now? [Fortune]
6. Michael Kors’ new 790 Madison Avenue flagship opens this week [Post]
7. Lego enthusiast builds full model of One Hanson Place for display in Boerum Hill dry cleaning business window [Brooklyn Eagle]
8. Construction site on Sixth Avenue’s Grace Place surrounded by photo-filled “peepholes” [Scouting NY]
9. Stephen Meister: Obama policies have “prolonged the agony” of U.S. housing double dip [Post]

10. Crown Heights Mexican eatery Chavela’s to relocate, expand into nearby space [TONY, 2nd item]
11. Donald Trump and his newfound embrace of birtherism [New Yorker]
12. Prospect Park West bike lanes lawsuit hearing postponed [Streetsblog]
13. Cat adoption center opens in Former Atomic Passion Vintage Shop On East 9th Street [EV Grieve]
14. Flatiron pizzeria Tappo set to debut April 4 [TONY, 7th item]

15. Brand new brownstone in Park Slope listed for $3M [WSJ]