Moinian and Starwood Capital’s 54th Street hotel rises, Ally Financial ceases mortgage underwriting … and more

April 10, 2012 08:00AM

1. Union Rat shows up as Moinian and Starwood Capital’s West 54th Street hotel rises above ground [NYYimby]
2. Hunts Point strip club gets liquor license despite overwhelming community opposition [NYDN]
3. LI broker gets up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to arranging more than 100 fraudulent mortgages [Post]
4. Ally Financial ceases mortgage underwriting and trading, fires mortgage traders and analysts [Bloomberg]
5. Morgan Stanley’s talks to renew and add 300,000 square feet at 1 New York Plaza progress [Post, 2nd item]
6. City will launch BIDs in Long Island City, Eastchester, Newton Creek in Brooklyn and the west shore of Staten Island [WSJ]
7. Barclays, BofA deny wrongdoings in response to Lehman’s suit over Archstone sale [Bloomberg]
8. Mayor Bloomberg announces two new Bronx development deals in Kingsbridge and Zerega [NYDN]
9. Yesterday’s fires may rage at edge of SI’s Fresh Kill Landfill for days [Post]
10. New York City triples solar power production after installing panels on 10 city-owned buildings [WSJ]
11. Affordable gym Blink Fitness signs first Midtown lease at 600 Third Avenue [Post, 3rd item]
12. Gov. Chris Christie grossly overstated costs of planned NJ-NY tunnel he squashed [NYT]
13. Park Slope residents fight another bar popping up near the Barclays Center [Brooklyn Paper]
14. Financial services firm Janney Montgomery Scott takes 17,882-square-foot at One Whitehall Street [Post, 4th item]
15. Inside the Far West Side offices of startup firm Quirky.com [NYDN]
16. UES hoarder who was protected from eviction, now stuffs extra items into and on top of his van [Post]