City tries to salvage Fashion District, Chetrit seeks to add rooftop extension to Hotel Chelsea … and more

February 07, 2012 05:00PM

1. City tries to keep fashion tenants in Fashion District while placating landlords [Crain’s]
2. Greenwich Avenue increasingly home to British-themed shops [Gothamist]
3. South Jamaica is evidence of the disproportionate effect foreclosures have had on the black community [NYT]
4. Barclay’s Center seeking “community relations manager” [AY Report]
5. Chetrit now wants LPC permission to build rooftop extension at Hotel Chelsea [DNAinfo]
6. Meanwhile, LPC approves first phase of planning for revamping Governors’ Island [Arch Paper]
7. City’s narrowest home, at 75 1/2 Bedford, now asking less than $4M [Curbed]
8. “Some sense of optimism” in CMBS market: Trepp [National Mortgage News]
9. WTC costs 35 percent higher than first calculated [NYO]
10. More than 75 percent of Americans prefer a walkable neighborhood to a big house [Good]
11. Post opinion column: UWS re-zoning is “heavy-handed” and “bad for consumers” [Post]
12. Trump wants to turn historic D.C. post office into luxury hotel [Washington Post]