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

2. More homeowners refinancing into shorter loans

3. Pessimism growing among U.S. homeowners, renters

4. Lowe’s posts flat income

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

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

8. Florida pastor found dead in Times Square W hotel

9. WTC construction workers drinking on job

10. Port Authority toll plan grew from fear of downgrade

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

12. Grace Church School expansion goes hand in hand with new

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

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

15. When extremely customized apartments are for sale

16. Apthorp director reveals his secrets

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

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

19. Hotel Chelsea has long history of Jewish owners

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

21. Real estate investor starts up energy lab in Chelsea

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

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

24. Opening of Queens aqueduct delayed by pigeon droppings

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

26. Southampton debates establishment of historic district