Trinity puts Hudson Square development site up for sale, Citigroup to add 200 branches nationwide … and more

April 18, 2011 08:27AM

1. Trinity Church puts Hudson Square commercial development site up for sale [NYO]
2. Albert Hotel commissions architectural historian to find the truth behind its storied past [NYT]
3. Brooklyn furniture showcase canceled after state budget cuts [Brooklyn Paper]
4. Connecticut homeowners sue state for allowing a home addition to block their view of the Long Island Sound [NYT]

5. Citigroup to add 200 branches nationwide over the next three years [Bloomberg via Crain’s]
6. Flatbush eyesore cleared of hundreds of birdhouses crammed into front yard [NYDN]
7. New “hip, young” Kosher restaurant coming to 323 West Broadway in Soho [Post, 1st item]
8. Hunts Point produce market may move to 785-acre landfill site in NJ when Bronx lease expires next month [Crain’s]
9. Low-priced New Jersey home sales slow year-over-year [NYT]

10. Donald Trump calls LaGuardia Airport a “third-world” facility [NYDN]
11. Staten Island’s National Lighthouse Museum slated to open next year after more than a decade of waiting [Crain’s]

12. With funding limited, demand for group homes on the rise in Long Island [NYT]
13. Downtown Brooklyn office vacancy rate on the decline, Newmark Knight Frank says [Crain’s]

14. NYC commercial property sales decline after surge from capital gains tax worries [WSJ]
15. Arthur Avenue restaurateur Robert Raciullo to open a second Trattoria Zero Otto Nove location in Manhattan [Post, 3rd item]
16. Attorneys general reach agreements with lenders on some, but not all, foreclosure settlement terms [Bloomberg]
17. New low-income rental complex in Mott Haven breathes life into Bruckner Bouelvard area [NYT]
18. New retailers, restaurants suggest Bushwick is the next Williamsburg [Crain’s]

19. Industrial rents rising in NYC as demand grows [Crain’s]
20. Vornado’s Steve Roth predicts rising property prices thanks to lack of new construction [Bloomberg]

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