City Council member wants to investigate RKO Keith deal, BofA mortgage risk may rise to $9 billion … and more

August 18, 2011 05:41PM

1. New York gets federal funding for transportation projects [AP via WSJ]
2. Ron Sturzenegger to oversee BofA’s bad loan portfolio

3. BofA mortgage risk may rise to $9 billion

4. Meanwhile, mortgage rates are at record lows

5. Liberty Media considers options for Barnes & Noble

6. When to buy REITs

7. Gtects Design moving into 178 Delancey [Bowery Boogie]
8. The inner workings of the Sept. 11 memorial

9. Dans le noir getting new Midtown location

10. City Council member wants to investigate RKO Keith deal in Flushing

11. Woodlawn EMS opens in Bronx [Bronx Times]
12. Manhattan absorption strong for mid-level prices

13. Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott opens in Gowanus
[Brooklyn Eagle]

14. CB Richard Ellis stock hits 52-week low
[The Street]

15. German kitchen cabinet manufacturer opens first U.S. showroom on UWS

16. Senator Gilibrand advocates for Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton

17. IPad-only restaurant in West Village

18. U.S. housing market appreciation will take a year, Obama says [Reuters]
19. City still not paying for Bushwick inlet park
[Greenpoint Star via Facebook]

20. State housing commissioner getting evaluated for alcohol
abuse after accident

21. Chinese scholars’ rocks in Midtown roof garden

22. A tour of century-old Riverside Drive

23. Chatham closes $16 million loan for New Rochelle Marriott

24. Joan Hamburg still improving on Sagaponack home 25 years later [Post]
25. Five coolest co-working spaces in New York City [The Next Web]