Industry split over Obama mortgage plan, touring Tavern on the Green before RFP due … and more

February 02, 2012 05:00PM

1. Markowitz wants “Coney Island Boardwalk Empire” [NYO]
2. Luxury rental building 2 Cooper Square trades for $134M [GlobeSt]
3. Industry divided on Obama’s plan to spur lending, fix mortgage crisis [GlobeSt]
4. Trump’s Romney endorsement had media in uproar [HuffPo]
5. More than 100 restaurateurs tour Tavern on the Green space before RFP is due in March [WSJ]
6. A number of books about handmade houses [NYT]
7. Admiral’s Row in Brooklyn Navy Yard sells for $2M [Brownstoner]
8. Residential brokers confident in 2012 [Brooklyn Eagle]
9. A review of investment sales, submarket by submarket, per Robert Knakal [NYO]
10. Urban Land Institute’s three big ideas to ease our housing woes [Atlantic]
11. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago prez says he’d support “very aggressive” debt purchases by the Fed [WSJ]
12. Korean coffee giant Caffe Bene opens in Times Square [New York Mag]
13. Brooklyn skyscraper district formally approved [WSJ]
14. Capital markets will improve in the next year: survey [National Real Estate Investor]
15. Designer David Stark, of Target pop-up fame, to curate concept pop-up at Nolita store Haus Interior [NYT]