New York lays out rent-stabilization defense, Queens convention center would cost state more than “bupkis” … and more

Mar.March 07, 2012 08:00 AM

1. How Bloomberg, Schneiderman and other pols plan to defend rent-stabilization [WSJ]
2. Lehman sues Barclays, BofA to avoid having to match Sam Zell’s $1.5B bid for Archstone stake [Bloomberg]
3. Queens convention center would cost NY at least $1B, columnist says [Crain’s]
4. HUD secretary Shaun Donovan appears on Jon Stewart’s program, says its cheaper to try to solve homelessness than it is to rely on temporary solutions [Daily Show]
5. Elizabeth Hasselbeck of “The View” lists four-bedroom NYC apartment for $3.3M [HuffPo]
6. Five new burger spots have opened in the last year within a half-mile of the Barclays Center [Brooklyn Paper]
7. Foreclosure starts and bank repossessions skyrocket, signaling backlog could be clearing [CNBC]
8. New York City Opera relocates to 17,000 feet at 75 Broad where asking rents are about $35 per foot [Post, 4th item]
9. Hundreds attend final public hearing on Rudin’s St. Vincent’s redevelopment [DNAinfo]
10. FHFA inspector says agency, Freddie Mac must do a better job supervising servicers of the company’s loans [Bloomberg]
11. Two Florida frozen yogurt chains set to open five NYC stores [NYDN]
12. Beyonce shot music video at Soho condo asking $100,000 per month [MSNBC]
13. FHA reduces fees for refinances [NYT]
14. Israel’s largest commercial developer looks to acquire U.S. assets [Bloomberg]
15. Maspeth homeowners deal with water leak on block for more than a month [NYDN]
16. “Goosebumps” publisher lists East Hampton home for $849,000 [Curbed]
17. Hacker of MasterCard, PayPal captured at home in Lower East Side housing project [Post]
18. Inside ‘Housewife’ Kelly Bensimon’s East Hampton home asking $8M [WSJ]
19. Residents, workers both walk away losers in Rockaway co-op battle [NYDN]
20. Entertainment rights firm CKX since for more 18,245 square feet at 900 Third Avenue [Post, 2nd item]

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