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

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

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

4. Ballrooms are making a comeback in Long Island mansions

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

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

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

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

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

10. City plans for 1,000 new benches across the five boroughs

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