Two new websites for apartment-seekers, Blackstone raising $4 billion for real estate fund … and more

August 17, 2011 05:44PM

1. Two new websites for apartment-seekers

2. Blackstone Group raising $4 billion for real estate fund

3. Vornado’s Steve Roth still regrets losing equity office to Blackstone

4. Window for Malaysian firms to invest in U.S. closing fast, New York real estate attorney Edward Mermelstein says
[Malaysian Insider]

5. Top earning towns in U.S.

6. Foreclosure crisis still a problem in minority neighborhoods
[City Limits]

7. Concern growing about contamination in schools housed in leased
industrial buildings
[Gotham Gazette]

8. Should bookstores going out of business offer downloading pods?
[Daily Show]

9. Construction jobs behind plans for higher Port Authority tolls

10. Farewell dinners at Queens restaurant M. Wells

11. The fate of NYC apartments nobody wants to own

12. Why homeowner subsidies should end

13. Is Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights and Corona, Queens the the new old Times Square? [WNYC]
14. Toll Brothers looking into Forest Hills tennis site

15. Uproar over choice of Gene Kaufman to design Hotel Chelsea renovations

16. Taking a look at proposal for Jared Kushner’s Puck Building

17. Karl Fisher’s 505 Flushing has new facade

18. Chelsea art dealer Marc Jancou starting Geneva branch

19. Work on 340 Court Street in Carroll Gardens begins