Report recommends more promotion for Diamond District, audit finds MTA construction over budget … and more

August 01, 2011 05:22PM

1.  Report to save Diamond District recommends more promotion [Crain’s]
2.  Audit finds MTA weekend construction work over budget, delayed [NY1]
3.  More homeowners unsatisfied with mortgage servicers, survey finds
[Chicago Tribune]

4.  Banks demolishing foreclosed homes they can’t sell
[Atlantic]

5.  China copying New York Apple stores, Starbucks
[USA Today]

6.  More and more films and TV shows filming in New York
soundstages
and streets
[NYT]

7.  Property owners protest Chinatown Business Improvement District plan [NYDN]
8.  UWS dog day care center “Spot” to expand [Crain’s]
9.  Bank lending sign of strengthening economy [Fiscal Times]
10. Locals protect wilderness of Jamaica Bay [NYT]
11. Thirty offers made for Greenpoint development site, broker says [Brooklyn Eagle]
12. Queens politicians promise to fight to keep schools open [Queens Chronicle]
13. Activists angry about landmark hearing regarding Lundy’s
building
in Sheepshead Bay [Sheepshead Bites]
14. Debate over plan to replace Coney Island boardwalk wood with
concrete

[Brooklyn Ink]

15  Soho synagogue designed by Studio Dror [Curbed]
16. Flatbush residents protest Verizon pole in historic district [NYT]
17. Dead billionaire’s Tribeca penthouse on market for $18 million
[Curbed]

18. Engel & Völkers’ agent tentative cast member on new “Wall Street Wives” [NYT]
19. Vornado‘s second-quarter funds from operations rise [BusinessWeek]
20. No construction until next year at 35 Cooper Square [EV Grieve]
21. Italian American population of Carroll Gardens decreasing [Brooklyn Ink]
22. “Sacred unknown” architecture competition calls for entries [Curbed]
23. Mysterious green door in Dumbo [Brooklyn Eagle]
24. Why sports arenas attract controversy [Metrofocus]
25. Motorino’s in Williamsburg closes [Eater]
26. How to keep St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn [Brooklyn Eagle]