Real estate contract at the center of John Haggerty campaign, home builder lobbyists want government to “shut up” … and more

October 06, 2011 08:34AM

“The Godfather” home in Staten Island

1. Real estate contract is at the center of John Haggerty campaign contribution trial

2. Home builders lobbyists tell government to “shut up”
[Bloomberg News]

3. Housing researcher wants nation’s McMansions to be converted to affordable housing

4. At least two offers are in for the $2.25M “The Godfather” home in Staten Island
[Post, 4th item]

5. Tompkins is first NY county to override property tax cap
[Ithica Journal]

6. Thousands of new apartments are in the pipeline in LIC

7. A chance to step inside luxurious homes during forthcoming Open House New York weekend

8. Demolition of I.M. Pei-designed terminal at JFK is underway

9. Lady Gaga’s style guru rents $20,000 per month Greene Street home in Soho [Post, 1st item]
10. NY developer gets nearly 13 years in prison for $92M mortgage fraud
[Bloomberg News]

11. Meghan McCain moves in to West Village brownstone rental
[Post, 3rd item]

12. Broadway star Angela Bassett takes 3 Lincoln Center condo off market, moves in
[Post, 2nd item]

13. Government must continue to play some role in housing financing says expert

14. “Dirty Dancing” producer’s UES home is on the market for $10.75M

15. Producer, TV host Jamie deRoy puts Aldwyn pad on display