Brooklyn Bridge Park deal surprises residents, sudden drop in U.S. homes for sale … and more

August 03, 2011 08:17AM

1. Brooklyn Bridge Park condo deal took local residents by surprise

2. Sudden drop in number of U.S. homes for sale may reflect foreclosure backlog

3. Atlantic Yards construction is causing severe traffic problems

4. Owner of direct home sales website uses a broker

5. Southpoint Park has reopened on Roosevelt Island

6. Carpenters join cement workers by walking off the job at the World Trade Center

7. Bialystoker nursing home on the Lower East Side to shutter
[The Lo-Down]

8. Mayor Bloomberg will conduct the orchestra at the opening of New York City Center in October

9. Multiple restaurant openings in Atlantic City this fall [Zagat]
10. New York’s only ostrich farmer has lost lease [WSJ ]
11. Lacoste leases new space at 541 Broadway for $550 per square foot [Post, 2nd item]
12. Guggenheim Lab opens its doors in the East Village [Gothamist]
13. Landlords happy as income rises and vacancy rates continue to fall [WSJ]