Unlike Manhattanites, Bronx residents clamor for more banks, U.S. hotel occupancies increase to near-record rates … and more

April 24, 2012 08:00AM

1. While Manhattan communities tire of banks’ proliferation, Bronx residents clamor for more [NYDN]
2. U.S. hotel bookings increase 4.1 percent in the first quarter, and hotel hiring increases [Bloomberg]
3. Rent control laws are to blame for Manhattan’s record-high rents, says attorney Stephen Meister [Post]
4. Dune Capital Management head Daniel Neidich was the buyer of Jennifer Aniston’s WV apartments [NYDN]
5. Rumor: Fairway will open new location on Second Avenue retail strip in Kips Bay [Racked]
6. Much to the chagrin of retail tenants, City Council explores reducing fines for street vendors [NYT]
7. Rain causes wall to collapse at East 125th Street construction site [DNAinfo]
8. HPD workers notice gas smell in Brooklyn apartment, prevent tragedy [NYDN]
9. Nets get blown out in final game in New Jersey [NYT]
10. Trump escalates fight against wind farm in sight of his newest golf course in Scotland [Bloomberg]
11. Landmarks group gives “Preservation Oscar” to Fordham’s restored Poe Cottage [NYDN]
12. Astoria residents have mixed feelings on power line from Quebec, which prevents another power plant from being built in Western Queens [NYDN]
13. Which new East Village development appears most out of place? [EVGrieve]