Berkadia closes on $135M loan at Whitehall, one dead in Brooklyn building collapse … and more

April 03, 2012 05:00PM

1. Berkadia Commercial Mortgage closes on $135M loan for 17 floors of condo units in landmarked Whitehall Building [Observer]
2. One dead, others injured in Brooklyn building collapse [Metro]
3. Staten Island housing fraud suspects named [SI Advance]
4. An investigation into the National Arts Club nears an end [DNAinfo]
5. RentSocial aims to change apartment hunting [Mashable]
6. FICO survey shows increasing optimism among lenders about economic recovery [Mortgage News Daily]
7. Op-Ed on the Clean Halls program and its effect on residents. [NYT]
8. Construction of High Line’s third section slated to begin in July [DNAinfo]
9. Donald Trump on autism [Slate]
10. Also, Donald Trump on going to war with Iran [Politico]
11. Size of Bravo exec Andy Cohen’s 30 Rock office greater than size of his talk show studio [Silicon Valley Mercury News]
12. What an empty New York City would look like [Curbed]