Four-fifths of New York State homeowners say it’s a bad time to sell, bankruptcy judges should be allowed to write down mortgages … and more

October 21, 2011 08:19AM

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Queens Coalition wants city to consider Willets Point (pictured above) for tech hub

1. 82 percent of New York State homeowners say now is a bad time to sell
[Mid-Hudson News]

2. Coalition for Queens says Willets Point, not Roosevelt Island is best for tech hub
[NYDN]

3. Allowing bankruptcy judges to write down mortgages is the best remedy for housing crisis
[Nation]

4. Ballrooms are making a comeback in Long Island mansions
[NYT]

5. UES cafe beloved by celebrities battles with community board over sidewalk cafe
[DNAinfo]

6. Blackstone Group reports surprise third quarter loss
[Bloomberg News]

7. Bedford Cheese Shop to open first Manhattan outpost at 67 Irving Place
[NYO]

8. Contestants on Bravo’s “Work of Art” move in to penthouse of Hell’s Kitchen condo
[Curbed]

9. Obsessive fan tries to keep Dorothy Parker’s West 72nd Street childhood home standing
[NYT]

10. City plans for 1,000 new benches across the five boroughs
[Crain’s]

11. Blackstone buys Duke Realty Corp’s office building portfolio for $1.08B
[Bloomberg News]

12. Photographer shoots Central Park from more than 100 overlooking apartments
[NYT]