Tracking the low-end of the city’s sales market, Related considers saving UES park … and more

October 18, 2011 08:23AM

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Rally to save Ruppert Playground on the Upper East Side

1. A look at the low-end of the city’s sales market
[WSJ]

2. As operator seeks renewal, study finds Indian Point catastrophe would destroy five boroughs
[NYDN]

3. Eager developer Related Companies agrees to discuss options for saving UES Playground
[AWalkinthePark]

4. Rental market also boomed during the Great Depression [NYT]
5. Banks across the country increasingly turn to short sales [Bloomberg]
6. Smaller, 40-bed “Safe Havens” have lured homeless off streets
[NYT]

7. Shuttered housing facility in St. Albans sends homeless back to streets
[NYDN]

8. Zoning laws make the Occupy Wall Street protests possible
[WSJ]

9. A new owner was much-needed at the Madison Square Park clocktower, one of several empty buildings surrounding the park
[Post, 2nd item]

10. Cornell and Stanford agree Roosevelt Island tops Governors Island, Navy Yard as campus location
[NYDN]

11. Two leases totaling 40,000 square feet are signed at 260 Madison Avenue
[Post, 4th item]

12. Despite favorable conditions, U.S. homebuyers are still stuck on the sidelines
[NPR]

13. Jamaica development company sues city to end parking garage taxes
[NYDN]

14. First Republic Bank takes two levels of retail space at 575 Madison Avenue
[Post, 3rd item]

15. Popular Fort Greene cafe Tillie’s of Brooklyn is for sale
[Local]

16. A new Yeshiva is coming to 638 Bedford Avenue in Red Hook
[Brownstoner]

17. Lowe’s will close 20 U.S. stores [Bloomberg]