Non-profit that rents dorms charges students above-market rates, celebrities and athletes flock to One MiMA … and more

February 20, 2012 08:00AM

1. Non-profit that New York colleges use to help students find housing is charging rents above market-rate [Post]
2. Celebrities flock to Related’s One MiMA tower [NYDN]
3. U.S. builders face new reality where 75 percent of new home sales are priced under $300,000 [WSJ]
4. Online dating fraudster used Montauk beach house to gain credibility with “sophisticated social circle of New Yorkers” [Gawker]
5. Olsen twins snub Billy Macklowe’s wife, who attempted to promote her beauty products during Fashion Week [Post]
6. City Hall needs to explain why property taxes rise in down market [SI Advance]
7. Meanwhile, property tax exemptions are set to expire for more than 1,000 NYC non-profits [Post]
8. Kobe Bryant’s wife, who is seeking a divorce, shops for apartments in NYC [TMZ]
9. Finance Department finds State Sen. Jeff Klein’s law firm is headquartered on residential block, charges higher property taxes [Post]
10. When the Occupy Wall Street movement turned its attention to a foreclosed East New York home, it destroyed the house and left it inhabitable for the owner who negotiated a settlement with the bank [Post]
11. Closure of Steven Baum’s foreclosure mill law firm leaves costly questions for many NY homeowners [LoHud]
12. Gentrifying West Harlem brings more dog owners who don’t pick up after their pups [NYT]
13. Owner of LIC deli frequented by Fresh Direct employees fears future without grocer [NYDN]
14. Mount Vernon offers a cheaper way to live in Westchester [WSJ]
15. After complaints over concrete, city looks to use plastic that replicates wood for Coney Island boardwalk [NYT]