Crane collapses at 7 train extension, U.S. apartment vacancies fall to lowest level since 2001 … and more

April 04, 2012 08:00AM

1. Crane collapses at No. 7 train construction site, killing one construction worker [Post]
2. No. 7 subway extension to N.J. won’t happen “in our lifetime,” MTA head says [NYT]
3. U.S. apartment vacancies fall below 5 percent to lowest rate since 2001 [Bloomberg News]
4. Former firehouse at 99 Wooster Street will become three-floor Victorinox store [Post, 3rd item]
5. Despite widespread warnings of a jumpstart in U.S. foreclosure starts, new filings actually fell in February [WSJ]
6. Centerline Capital Group refinances four Harlem apartment buildings for $45M [Reuters]
7. Coffee shop and surfer retailer Saturdays Surf NYC inks 10-year lease at 17 Perry Street [Post, 4th item]
8. How big companies like IBM, Verizon and 7-Eleven can benefit for years from a single property tax appeal [NYT]
9. 500-square-foot West Village apartment draws interest for its suburban-style backyard [DNAinfo]
10. Times Square Alliance brings brief digital art displays to billboards [WSJ, 1st item]
11. Bronx’s Andrew Freedman Home, originally for wealthy who lost their fortune, will host an art show [NYDN]
12. Law firm Davis Shapiro, financial firm Capital Access Network each take full floors at 414 West 14th Street [Post, 2nd item]
13. Construction on new $17M atrium for Queens Borough Hall kills cherry trees, angering park advocates [NYDN]