The Real Deal New York

JFK, LaGuardia and Newark among the world’s worst terminals, broker launches new East End firm … and more

January 19, 2012 08:00AM

1. East End broker Joseph DeCristofaro launches brokerage Global Group [Post, 6th item]
2. Despite Comptroller Liu’s objections Trump gets final approval for Bronx golf course deal [NYDN]
3. Deal to save Cabrini Center recently bought by Magnum is squashed [EV Local]
4. Terminals in JFK, Newark and LaGuardia named among top 10 worst in the world by Frommer’s [Post]
5. Average size of U.S. home shrinks to 2,152 square feet from 2,500 in 2007 [WSJ]
6. Rising Fannie fees have little impact because of record-low mortgage rates [Bloomberg]
7. Former ‘Housewife’ Kelly Bensimon lists East Hamptons mansion for $12 million [Post, 1st item]
8. Southampton Town Board spends $450,000 to preserve two more acres on Greenbelt Preserve [Patch]
9. Jay-Z celebrates grand re-opening of his 40/40 Club [NYDN]
10. Surfer Lee Bieler lists Montauk Harbor mansion for $3.6M [Post, 4th item]
11. Asking price for historic Steinway mansion is cut to $2.995M [NYDN]
12. Inside Hold Steady frontman’s 600-square-foot Greenpoint rental [Post]
13. Town Residential’s video ads help it stand out from competition [AGBeat]
14. Decrease in mortgage problems help push BofA back to black [WSJ]
15. Former president of Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson puts his full-floor 940 Park Avenue spread on market for $7.65M [Post, 5th item]
16. New East Tremont development provides haven for former foster care children [NYDN]
17. While litigation ensues at his $2.46M Platinum condo, Fugees musician Pras checks out $12,975 per month rental at 104 Charlton Street [Post, 2nd item]
18. Baruch College displays architects’ plans for East River Greenway gap between 38th and 60th streets [DNAinfo]
19. Cobble Hill condo inspired by NYC street artist Keith Haring is on the market [WSJ]
20. Marketing exec buys $2.4M apartment in the Devonshire, where Alec Baldwin resides [Post, 3rd item]