Massive South Jamaica rezoning proposal clears City Planning, U.S. housing prices down for the sixth straight month … and more

March 31, 2011 08:32AM

1. Massive South Jamaica rezoning proposal for multi-family homes clears City Planning [WSJ]
2. Case-Shiller index shows U.S. housing prices down for the sixth straight month in January [NYT]

3. Is James Murdoch the News Corp. bigwig moving into the Muppet Manse? [NYO]
4. Brooklyn’s “gayest” neighborhood is now the Columbia Street Waterfront District, census shows [Brooklyn Paper]
5. Bruce Willis lists Trump Place condo for $4M, less than he bought it for in 2007 [Post, 1st item]
6. Restaurateur Marc Roth signs 10-year lease for former Nino’s space at 208 East 58th Street, to open “Marx” there in May [Crain’s]
7. Proof that Barclays Center construction is on schedule: Nets begin selling tickets for 2012 season in Brooklyn [Brooklyn Paper]
8. Arianna Huffington checks out $25K-a-month rental at 40 Mercer [Post, 4th item]
9. Horse Trade Theater Group looks to buy its 94 St. Mark’s Place home [EV Grieve]
10. U.S. shadow inventory declined in January, CoreLogic says [Inman News]
11. High-end, North Brooklyn-style eateries popping up across Astoria [Village Voice]
12. NYPD uncovers 8,000-plant marijuana farm in Sullivan County [Gothamist]
13. Wall Streeter buys top five floors of 471 Washington Street for $20M [Post, 3rd item

14. Yoga studio to open in the Douglass’ retail space in Harlem [HarlemCondoLife]

15. Author Harlan Coben passes Dakota co-op board, puts Atelier co-op on the market for $745K [Post, 2nd item]

16. NY Fed turns down AIG’s $15.7 billion offer for mortgage-backed securities portfolio [Bloomberg]
17. Larry Silverstein elected to New York Philharmonic board of directors [Post, 6th item]
18. Bronx’s Bridges Juvenile Center, also known as Spofford, shuttered for good [NYDN]