NY commercial real estate still has a long way to go back to peak, Sept. 11 memorial lacks emotional impact … and more

September 12, 2011 08:22AM

1. One good year for commercial real estate in New York doesn’t undo the damage of three bad ones
[Crain’s]

2. Queens Catholic HS to replace vacant convent with multimillion dollar sports complex in Jamaica Estates [NYDN]
3. Architecture firms are slowly hiring again
[Crain’s]

4. Now open, Sept. 11 Memorial lacks emotional impact, according to critic
[Post]

5. Meanwhile, 9/11 memorial in Liberty State Park, N.J. is among most powerful
[WSJ]

6. Frozen yogurt store 16 Handles expands to Greenwich Village [Post]
7. Carroll Gardens flourishes amidst downturn and bidding wars for homes are returning
[WSJ]

8. Locals bemoan loss of Bialystoker Center on the Lower East Side
[NYT]

9. Williamsburg has highest percentage of households with roommates, Forest Hills most homes owned outright
[Post]

10. And here’s advice for finding a roommate to help lower cost of living
[NY1]

11. How cities can become greener as urban populations soar [WSJ]
12. Herve Houdre, manager of the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel, among NYC’s greenest hoteliers
[Crain’s]