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

TRD New York /
Sep.September 12, 2011 08:22 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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