NYC homeless shelter population reaches record height, half of U.S. home owners are “effectively underwater” … and more

November 09, 2011 05:14PM

1. By one measure, half of U.S. home owners are “effectively underwater”

2. NYC homeless shelter population tops 40,000 for first time ever

3. Urban Outfitters’ Free People takes 7,000 square feet at Rockefeller Center
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4. NYC affordable housing retrofitting reduces fuel and energy costs by 19 and 10 percent, respectively

5. Tracking the progress of a Goldman Sachs-funded affordable development in Bed-Stuy

6. Sugar Publishing, parent of PopSugar, takes two floors at 386 Park Avenue South
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7. Homebuyer tax credit artificially propped up housing prices, so those users actually lost out

8. Developers release designs for cemetery-turned-park on Williamsburg waterfront

9. Aldo signs deal for retail space and four-story billboard adjacent to 42nd Street theater showing “Mary Poppins”
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10. A rendering is released of one of the two Marriott hotels slated for Herald Square area

11. Jakobsen Properties responds to tenant Twitter campaign against it

12. International Federation of Accountants moves to 529 Fifth from 545 Fifth and takes 10,000 more feet
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13. Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II drops namesake adviser and broker