Tishman Speyer contests Morningstar ratings, high levels of carcinogen found at Second Avenue Subway construction site … and more

TRD New York /
Mar.March 19, 2012 05:00 PM

1. Tishman Speyer contests Morningstar ratings in Washington D.C. [Washington Post]
2. Federal safety inspection of Second Avenue Subway construction site shows high levels of silica– a carcinogen [Post]
3. Using Atlantic Yards’ address of 620 Atlantic Avenue will increase efficacy of 311 calls [Atlantic Yards Report]
4. Neighbors say third-floor collapse of Queens building not a surprise [Post]
5. 9/11 Museum tussle hits subcontractors, costs $50M [Crain’s]
6. Wall Street bigwigs want to become landlords by betting on foreclosures currently being sold by Fannie Mae [WSJ]
7. UBS and Barclays prepare commercial-mortgage deal linked to Dream Downtown Hotel in NYC [Bloomberg via Crain’s]
8. Shopping cart attack victim and Prudential Douglas Elliman agent Marion Hedges says she “[has] a long way to go” toward recovery [NBC New York]
9. Op-Ed: Banks don’t value REOs accurately [Matrix]
10. America’s recovery: Not strong, but real [Economist]
11. Chinese property stocks listed in U.S. fall as Chinese home prices post worst month in a year [Bloomberg]
12. Conrad Hotel opens today in Battery Park City [Twitter]
13. Dakota apartment that was subject of lawsuit sells for $5.45M [Curbed]
14. Commercial real estate start-up 42Floors launches today, will expand to New York [TechCrunch]
15. 137 Franklin Street tops out [Curbed]
16. Has the closing of the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room killed cabaret? [WSJ]
17. Interview with Ryan Serhant of “Million Dollar Listing New York” [Morton Report]

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