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
[NYT]

3. BofA mortgage risk may rise to $9 billion
[Bloomberg]

4. Meanwhile, mortgage rates are at record lows
[CNN]

5. Liberty Media considers options for Barnes & Noble
[NYT]

6. When to buy REITs
[Forbes]

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

9. Dans le noir getting new Midtown location
[Eater]

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

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

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
[NYT]

16. Senator Gilibrand advocates for Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton
[CapitalNewYork]

17. IPad-only restaurant in West Village
[Inc]

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
[NYDN]

21. Chinese scholars’ rocks in Midtown roof garden
[NYT]

22. A tour of century-old Riverside Drive
[NYO]

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

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]