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
[Crain’s]

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

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

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.
[CNNMoney]

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
[WNYC]

10. Farewell dinners at Queens restaurant M. Wells
[NYT]

11. The fate of NYC apartments nobody wants to own
[WNYC]

12. Why homeowner subsidies should end
[NYT]

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
[WSJ]

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

16. Taking a look at proposal for Jared Kushner’s Puck Building
penthouses
[Curbed]

17. Karl Fisher’s 505 Flushing has new facade
[Brownstoner]

18. Chelsea art dealer Marc Jancou starting Geneva branch
[WSJ]

19. Work on 340 Court Street in Carroll Gardens begins
[Brownstoner]