Bowery buzzes with construction projects, FHFA effectively ends home-resale fees … and more

March 16, 2012 08:00AM

1. By April, a two-year, $175M renovation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue will begin [Post]
2. At least 10 construction projects are ongoing along the Bowery between St. Mark’s Place and Houston Street [Local EV]
3. FHFA bars Fannie and Freddie from backing mortgages on homes with a resale fee, effectively ending the practice [WSJ]
4. Reporter gets a rare look inside 15 Central Park West [NYT]
5. Judge’s family sues Park Slope nursing home for illegally operating without license [NYDN]
6. 600-pound Connecticut man claims he’s being evicted for being overweight [Post]
7. Florida homeowner who uncovered improper mortgage practices in bank that foreclosed on her home gets $18M in settlement [Bloomberg]
8. More community gardens come to Western Queens thanks to settlement with Con-Ed after 2006 blackout [NYDN]
9. Upstate Yeshiva complex suffers major damage from fire [Post]
10. Just six years after getting its first traffic light, Red Hook becomes as pricey a neighborhood as any in Brooklyn [NYT]
11. Photos of 1960s New York [NYDN]
12. How a Citi Habitats broker settled on West Harlem for her condo purchase [NYT]