City and PA don’t want to fund Ground Zero security, Obama promotes his mortgage refinancing plan despite faults … and more

October 25, 2011 08:12AM

World Trade Center memorial photo from July 2011 (credit: Port Authority)

1. City, PA butt heads over who picks up the $300 million Ground Zero security tab

2. NYC suburbs try to get out from under Cuomo’s property tax cap

3. Obama promotes mortgage refinancing plan on campaign trail
[Bloomberg News]

4. But experts say Obama’s plan is too limited to impact housing market

5. And it’s driving down the price of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage bonds [Bloomberg News]
6. Insiders say Occupy Wall Street has no affect on Wall Street office leasing
[Post, 2nd item]

7. Village preservation group pens note to new owner of 43 Macdougal Street, hoping to save building [DNAinfo]
8. Rooftop lounge in Park Slope’s Hotel Le Bleu is for rent
[Hotel Chatter]

9. Law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius renews lease in “virtually” fully occupied 101 Park Avenue
[Post, 3rd item]

10. Touring Flushing’s Indian community in advance of Hindu festival

11. Despite being flanked by two housing projects, home prices are rising on Boerum Hill’s Warren Street

12. Manhattan Bistro attracts history buffs who believe 1979 murder haunts eatery