A look at futuristic concept homes, has U.S. housing market bottomed? … and more

May 07, 2012 05:00PM

1. A look at some futuristic concept homes, one of which has a roof made out of 747 jet wings [Daily Mail]
2. U.S. housing market has bottomed, but lack of credit and pending regulations keep increasing activity at bay: MBS market investor [WSJ]
3. Court victory for displaced Gowanus artist loft-dwellers could change game for other residents facing eviction [Brooklyn Paper]
4. Empire State Building to get new LED lighting fixtures [NYT]
5. Avalon and Related now digging at north end of High Line [A Fine Blog]
6. Joseph Moinian has a loan problem on East 57th Street [WSJ, 1st item]
7. No builders included in Fortune Magazine’s 2012 list of 500 largest corporations [Housingwire]
8. Is construction activity coming back to New York City? [WSJ]
9. Performance artist Marina Abramovic plans $15M construction of  performance art research and production center [Crain’s]
10. Bar Basque at the Eventi Hotel officially shutters [HotelChatter]
11. UES home featured on “Selling New York” with $5.4M asking price now has new broker and lower asking price [WSJ via Curbed]
12. A review of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new visitor center [NY Mag]
13. Ward Bennett-designed oceanfront Southampton home closes for $17.6M, making this one of the year’s biggest sales [Curbed]