House Committee investigating mortgage fraud affecting veterans, Port Authority overspent on WTC … and more

October 17, 2011 05:26PM

1. House Committee investigating mortgage fraud affecting veterans
[Washington post]

2. Port Authority overspent on WTC reconstruction
[Post]

3. Poll: Most New Yorkers support Occupy Wall Street
[NYT]

4. Mayor: Constitution doesn’t protect tents at Zuccotti Park
[NYT]

5. UES residents rally against Related’s plans for playground
[WNYC]

6. Italian boutique taking over from French bistro Bilboquet on UES
[Post]

7. TWA terminal could reopen before 2012
[Newyorkology]

8. New York’s first gay hotel could revitalize Hell’s Kitchen
surroundings
[Hotelchatter]

9. Mortgage standards are changing [Housingpredictor]
10. East Harlem block undergoing changes [NY1]
11. Design of Forest City Yonkers shopping mall incorporates
lessons from Atlantic Yards
[WSJ]

12. Stanford, Cornell and Columbia have a chance at engineering
school as new possible locations emerge
[NYT]

13. Real estate helping lead city out of recession
[NYDN]

14. Urban boom means companies are looking for smaller spaces
[Adage]

15. The role of iconic places in political protests
[NYT]

16. New comedy club opening on Vernon Boulevard
[NYDN]

17. Foreclosed homes becoming crime scenes
[NYT’s]

18. Brooklyn’s most valuable townhouse on market for $7.5 million
[Curbed]

19. Conference calls for expansion of transit manufacturing
sites in city
[NYT]

20. Jehovah’s Witnesses’ sell-off in Brooklyn brings
opportunities for neighborhood
[Crain’s]

21. St. Vincent’s Triangle Park could become AIDS memorial park
[NYT’s]