Toy grenade found in WFC suspicious package, union report slams AvalonBay for work site violations … and more

April 12, 2012 05:00PM

1. Suspicious package in World Financial Center ends up being toy grenade [NBC New York]
2. Union report says AvalonBay violates labor laws and keeps unsafe conditions at developments nationwide [Crain’s]
3. Census numbers show 1.1 percent increase in Brooklyn population [NYDN]
4. City makes effort to equip 80 public housing complexes with high-tech security features [DNAinfo]
5. Long Island foreclosure filings jump 44 percent in March alone [Newsday]
6. NJ-Prudential Real Estate Investors closes on fourth senior housing fund, gets $568M [GlobeSt]
7. Finding a location for Forest Hills farmers’ market proves to be a challenge [Forest Hills Times]
8. The debate on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan foregiveness [CNBC via The Street]
9. New York’s most expensive privately owned public spaces [New York World]
10. Shakespearean logic for principal reductions [Logan Mohtashami]
11. Who are the Second Avenue Subway sandhogs? [Village Voice]
12. A list of 10 hot spots for foreign buyers [Inman News]
13. Zigzag installation starts on New School building [A Fine Blog]
14. Landmarks Preservation Commission to vote next Tuesday on expanding Park Slope Historic District [Brownstoner]
15. Donald Trump on the Sean Hannity Show [Sean Hannity Show]
16. Op-ed on the agreement reached between Manhattan Beep and NYU over school’s expansion plan [NYDN]
17. Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel gets new sign [HotelChatter]
18. A new attempt at revitalizing Beacon in upstate New York [WSJ]