Top city architectural firms build up staff, banks cut exposure to troubled loans … and more

February 29, 2012 05:00PM

1. Top city architectural firms build up staff  [Crain’s]
2. Banks cut exposure to troubled loans [WSJ]
3. U.S. housing fix remains elusive [The Hill]
4. Meanwhile, newly expanded refinancing program could boost housing market [WSJ]
5. Slower expansion for second district of New York [Bloomberg]
6. Pop-up music venue coming to Chelsea [DNAinfo]
7. Toren condo 90 percent sold [Brownstoner]
8. Hounders mourn closing of restaurant [Eater NY]
9. Setback for Roosevelt Island Cornell campus [Roosevelt Islander]
10. Panera Bread comes to Brooklyn [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
11. Proposed Hamptons law requires pool owners to install stairs [27 East]
12. Living alone in NYC [NYT]
13. Negative outlook for Romera restaurant [Post]
14. New app traces neighborhood heritage [NYDN]
15. NoLita gets “David” replica [DNAinfo]
16. Refinancing plan for housing market under way [WSJ]
17. Brooklyn’s priciest block in Midwood [Brownstoner]
18. First wind power project in New York City [NYT]