Number of New York City restaurants up by 42 percent, pessimism among U.S. homeowners and renters grows … and more

August 15, 2011 05:30PM

1. Number of New York City restaurants grows by 42 percent
[Post]

2. More homeowners refinancing into shorter loans
[Reuters]

3. Pessimism growing among U.S. homeowners, renters
[WSJ]

4. Lowe’s posts flat income
[NYT]

5. Are REITS too risky? [WSJ]
6. Julian Schnabel and girlfriend break up
[Post]

7. Morningside Park shooting uncovers tension between new and
old Harlem residents
[NYT]

8. Florida pastor found dead in Times Square W hotel
[NY1]

9. WTC construction workers drinking on job
[Post]

10. Port Authority toll plan grew from fear of downgrade
[WSJ]

11. Gaps in housing for residents with HIV
[Gotham Gazette]

12. Grace Church School expansion goes hand in hand with new
curriculum
[WSJ]

13. NYC’s fate in the event of a double-dip recession
[NYT]

14. Is there a ‘food desert’ in Brooklyn?
[NYDN]

15. When extremely customized apartments are for sale
[NYT]

16. Apthorp director reveals his secrets
[WSJ]

17. Too many pop-up stores in the city?
[NYT]

18. Self-described “crazy” Second Avenue landlord may have rented space
[EV Grieve]

19. Hotel Chelsea has long history of Jewish owners
[Forward]

20. Roy Neuberger sells Pierre co-op for $10.4 million
[NYO]

21. Real estate investor starts up energy lab in Chelsea
[WSJ]

22. What housing court is like for people who are not Faye Dunaway
[NYT]

23. Rendering of St. Joe’s athletic center in Clinton Hill revealed
[Brownstoner]

24. Opening of Queens aqueduct delayed by pigeon droppings
[Post]

25. Speaking of pigeons, there is a rooftop pigeon farm in Williamsburg
[WSJ]

26. Southampton debates establishment of historic district
[Patch]