Rick Perry gave tax breaks to banks during subprime mortgage boom, IM Pei partner upset over JFK demolition … and more

October 03, 2011 05:42PM

1. Rick Perry gave tax breaks to banks during subprime mortgage boom
[AP via Washington Post ]

2. Im Pei partner upset over JFK demolition
[Crain’s]

3. Bids for Willets Point are in
[WNYC]

4. Schneiderman getting nationwide recognition from pushback
against mortgage settlement
[NYT]

5. Couple breaking co-op’s rules with cookout
[Post]

6. Home of New Yorker founder Harold Ross on the market
[NYO]

7. NYT supports East Side U.N. greenway plans
[NYT]

8. Congregation finds alternate homes for Jewish holidays after
UES synagogue fire
[Metrofocus]

9. Meanwhile, a Brooklyn synagogue was saved from an arsonist
[NYDN]

10. Queens house at center of trial of Bloomberg aide
[NYT]

11. Nut company to name NYCHA park in East Village
[WNYC]

12. Hassenfeld family donates $50 million for new NYU pediatric center
[WSJ]

13. NYC geometry from above
[NYT]

14. NJ to pay back $95M to federal government after cancelled
tunnel project
[WNYC]

15. Old neighborhoods finding new life on Facebook
[NYT]

16. Zuccotti Park becomes attraction
[NYT]

17. JDV Hotels merges with Thompson Hotels
[Hotelchatter]

18. Jackson Heights residents protest newsstand
[Queens Courier]

19. Greenpoint’s McCarren Park first to get free Wi-Fi under new program
[Brooklyn Paper]

20. Williamsburg residential real estate market is hot again
[NYMag]

21. Four-year-old Bronx court house suffering from disrepair
[NYDN]

22. Crown Heights rental building launches sales [Brownstoner]
23. Checking out  the last Irish bar in Norwood
[NYDN]

24. Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouse sells for $1.35M
[Brooklyn Eagle]

25. Living in a one-bedroom Astoria apartment with chickens
[NYDN]