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
[WSJ]

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

3. Atlantic Yards construction is causing severe traffic problems
[NY1]

4. Owner of direct home sales website uses a broker
[WSJ]

5. Southpoint Park has reopened on Roosevelt Island
[WNYC]

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

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
[WSJ]

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]