The Real Deal New York

Vornado’s Manhattan Mall gets $325M refinancing, sex criminals use fake lease to occupy vacant Queens home … and more

March 09, 2012 08:00AM

1. Vornado refinances Manhattan Mall for $325M [GlobeSt]
2. The history and future for Stephen Ross and his most important project, Hudson Yards [Forbes]
3. Sex criminals use fake lease papers to hide away in Queens home that was vacant for renovation work [Post]
4. Mortgage rates continue to flirt with record lows [WSJ]
5. aptsandlofts.com opens 2,000-square-foot Cobble Hill office, its first outside Williamsburg [Crain’s]
6. Ornate art palaces that private dealers built across Manhattan in the early 20th century became bland building in the 1970s [NYT]
7. Inside the Upper East Side Madam’s brothel at 304 East 78th Street [Post]
8. Bryant Park maintenance includes cleaning $2,000 worth of coins out of park fountain [NYT]
9. Community group pushes for nine-mile green path along Harlem River in the Bronx [DNAinfo]
10. Four storefronts are for rent along one block of East 10th Street [EVGrieve]
11. Harlem boy who pushed shopping cart and injured real estate broker gets 6 to 16 months in therapeutic home [AP via NYT]
12. Moving company holds Rego Park couple’s furniture ransom, seeks 10 times its initial estimate [NYDN]
13. Protestors descend upon BofA shareholders conference at Waldorf-Astoria hotel [Post]
14. Abundance of shopping and restaurants is just one draw of Short Hills, NJ [NYT]
15. Landlords in Connecticut are consistently catching heat for not allowing reasonable accommodations for disabled tenants [NYT]