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

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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
[Post]

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

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
[NYT]

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
[NYDN]

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

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