Moinian and Starwood’s West 54th Street hotel will be a Hilton, real estate agent is a top job title for 2012 … and more

February 28, 2012 08:00AM

1. Moinian and Starwood Capital’s West 54th Street hotel will be a Hilton [Post, 1st item]
2. Cornell nears selection of architect for first Roosevelt Island academic building [WSJ]
3. Why real estate agent is among the top jobs in 2012 [US News]
4. Former DOB exec delivers most damaging testimony in crane collapse case [Post]
5. JPMorgan, BofA struggle to find employees to clear foreclosures [Bloomberg]
6. Avenue magazine hires “740 Park” author Michael Gross as editor [Post]
7. Annual program that expedites repairs in 200 of city’s worst buildings names targets, starting with 1790 Prospect Avenue [NYDN]
8. “For rent” signs arrive at 14th Street and Avenue A, where a fire wiped out the previous retailers [EV Grieve]
9. FHA increases up-front mortgage insurance fees [Bloomberg]
10. George Soros moves to toss lawsuit filed by ex-girlfriend who claimed he reneged on a promise to buy a $1.9M apartment, and assaulted her during ensuing argument [Post]
11. Residents battle in apartment without sound proof floors that’s become “the noisiest building in Flatbush” [NYDN]
12. Andrew Berman pleads for Scott Stringer to hold rare public hearing before issuing NYU expansion decision [Local EV]
13. Far Rockaway residents are OK with new yeshiva, but oppose zoning variance that would allow dorm on top of school [NYDN]
14. Prospect Park Loop could get separate lanes for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians [NYT]
15. Inside ad exec Richard Christiansen’s nightclub-inspired Chinatown apartment [NYMag]
16. Art studio Contemporary Conservation takes space at 460 West 34th Street because it needed a massive elevator [Post, 3rd item]
17. Beloved Jamaican Patty eatery near Barclays Center gets saved from eviction [Brooklyn Paper]