Walmart needs New York, Zillow files for IPO … and more

April 19, 2011 03:12PM

1. Anti-Walmart advocacy group says Walmart needs New York more than the city needs the retailer

2. Vornado’s Steven Roth says ridding U.S. of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be a mistake

3. Fulton Mall Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn nears completion

4. Grand Central Partnership renews lease for 3,800 square feet on ground floor of 380 Lexington Avenue

5. Zillow files for IPO hoping to raise $51.75M

6. Fed proposes “ability-to-repay” requirement, based on income and assets, for home loans

7. How bad is it to live on the “quasi-highway” that is Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn?

8. Even low-risk borrowers are having trouble taking out mortgages on homes because of tighter standards

9. Church of Scientology vacates 16 East 116th Street storefront
[Harlem Bespoke]

10. The structure set to hold the circa 1922 Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park is complete [DumboNYC]
11. Trump says he would exchange his tax returns for President Obama’s birth certificate[WSJ]
12. Seven empty storefronts sit between First Avenue and Avenue A on 7th Street [EV Grieve]

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