The Real Deal New York

Corcoran broker arrested for selling fake art, Newt Gingrich says apartment-dwellers don’t understand importance of homeownership … and more

January 16, 2012 08:00AM

1. Corcoran agent Richard Silver is arrested for allegedly selling fake art [Post]
2. Commercial brokerage execs predict steady progress in 2012, especially in Midtown South [Crain’s]
3. Developers plan residential conversion for Williamsburg church acquired for $13.7M [Brooklyn Paper]
4. State continues $463M Javits overhaul despite plans for Queens convention center [Post]
5. Co-ops are becoming a little bit more accepting of dogs [NY1]
6. Newt Gingrich delivers contradictory stance on housing, says urbanites don’t understand importance of homeownership [WSJ]
7. St. Albans residents want a healthy, sit-down restaurant to come to vacant lot [NYDN]
8. “The day of reckoning is approaching” for the 650,000 NY homes in foreclosure or in danger of getting there [Post]
9. West 29th Street brownstone celebrated as Manhattan stop on the underground railroad [NYDN]
10. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon advocates for locking mortgage lenders and regulators in room to solve housing issues [Bloomberg]
11. Supreme Court should do what local government hasn’t and overturn rent-regulation laws, columnist says [Post]
12. Tours and educational programs bring more visitors to NYC cemeteries and businesses that surround them [Crain’s]
13. NJ landlord raises rent mid-lease on tenants who bring in sub-leaser after purchasing home [NorthJersey.com]
14. New yoga studio opens 100 feet from Scarsdale Metro North station to lure commuters [Post]
15. Bushwick apartment fire claims seven-year-old boy’s life [NYDN]
16. NYC developer quietly amasses land in Buffalo for high-end rentals [BuffaloNews.com]
17. Small town of Essex Fells, NJ is among state’s most coveted places to live [NYT]
18. Meanwhile, Westfield, NJ draws influx of young residents for proximity to Manhattan [WSJ]