Private investors could support city infrastructure, commercial real estate prices spike … and more

July 20, 2011 05:37PM

1. UES Fairway opened this morning to huge crowds [Racked]
2. FTC finds that Countrywide Home Loans cheated more than 450,000 U.S. homeowners
[WSJ]

3. New iPhone app helps you bid on an NYC parking space
[WCBS]

4. City lacks funds to build promised Bushwick Inlet Park off Kent Avenue and North 11th Street
[Brooklyn Paper]

5. WWI fighter plane on 77 Water Street roof is just one of many quirks on William Kaufman-owned buildings [WSJ]
6. Columbia University’s radio station signals it could return to WTC
[NYT]

7. Joe Farrell makes huge price cut on Bridgehampton estate
[Curbed]

8. In an era of fiscal and environmental responsibility, tiny houses are gaining popularity
[New Yorker]

9. Check out the new LED embedded facade of the Port Authority Bus Terminal
[Curbed]

10. Artists buy triangular, landmarked, two-story LES townhouse for $1.36M
[NYO]

11. Foreclosure filings fell 30 percent in the first half of 2011, thanks to procedural delays
[Mortgage Servicing News]

12. N.J. man admits to committing mortgage loan fraud that caused lenders to issue more than $40.8M
[WSJ]

13. L.A.-based Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will open three NYC locations, first at Broadway and 39th Street
[Gothamist]

14. Newest Downtown Brooklyn hotel, Aloft, resembles a college dorm
[NYO]

15. Tribeca’s Collect Pond Park is inching towards completion
[Tribeca Citizen]

16. Private investors could help fund city infrastructure
[Crain’s]

17. U.S. commercial real estate prices show largest month-over-month gain since 2000
[MarketWatch]

18. Admiring the bizarreness of Roosevelt Island
[Architizer]

19. St. Ann’s Warehouse theater blames Dumbo community for its departure
[Brooklyn Paper]

20. Karen Bausman will install art next spring in the Meatpacking District [Curbed]