Phase 3 High Line renderings released, New Yorkers approve Mayor Bloomberg … and more

Mar.March 13, 2012 08:00 AM

1. Friends of High Line release initial renderings of High Line’s $90M third section, slated to open in 2014 [NYT]
2. RKO Keith’s developer finds financial partner to help get 357-unit Flushing project off the ground [NYDN]
3. 70 percent of Americans expect home values to improve over the next two years [Bloomberg]
4. 54 percent of New Yorkers approve of Mayor Bloomberg, compared to just 36 percent who disapprove [Post]
5. Parks Department OKs plan to replace Coney Island boardwalk wood with concrete and recycled plastic [Brooklyn Daily]
6. Federal judge questions government’s evidence against Yonkers council member accused of selling vote to permit Forest City Ratner project [NYT]
7. Longtime Ozone Park gangster hangout set to close [NYDN]
8. Americans finally begin to see reduced property taxes on homes that lost value [USAToday]
9. NY and NJ lawmakers plan to “grill” PA executives over mismanagement of agency funds [Post]
10. Obama’s initial pick to oversee FHFA before GOP opposition, Joseph Smith, will serve as monitor of banks’ mortgage progress in wake of $25B settlement [WSJ]
11. Uptown politicians and activists rally for more affordable housing in Washington Heights [DNAinfo]
12. Officials are close to securing more park space for Jackson Heights [NYDN]
13. The cheapest and most expensive listings in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn [WSJ]
14. SEC approves clearinghouse for trading mortgage-backed securities [Bloomberg]
15. Demolition contractor Philip Schwab pleads guilty, sort of, to failing to file state tax returns [NYT]
16. Ex-Mets slugger Mo Vaughn’s firm Omni New York will bring a community garden to the problematic courtyard in Brownsville’s Noble Drew Ali Plaza [NYDN]

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