Office landlords increasingly want more employees in less space, UWS landlord agrees to $2M fine for super sexually harassing tenants … and more

May 09, 2012 08:00AM

1. While foreclosures fall in most metro areas, New York delinquent loans rate jumps a full percentage point [Crain’s]
2. Ally secures commitment from residential mortgage bondholders to support bankruptcy filing [Bloomberg]
3. UWS landlord, son and super Bill Barnason agree to pay $2M in fines for sexually harassing tenants [NYT]
4. Meanwhile, a Westchester super is accused of having sex with a tenants’ dog [AP via Post]
5. President of design firm MKDA says office landlords increasingly ask him to fit more workers in less space [NYT]
6. Brooklyn real estate agent names new residential firm after the Barclays Center [Brooklyn Paper]
7. Leaseholder Malkin gets clearance for $80M in improvements at 112 West 34th Street over land owner’s objections [Post, 4th item]
8. Zucker’s Bagels replaces noodle shop at 370 Lexington Avenue [Crain’s]
9. After reputation in Paris is sullied, Pippa Middleton considers move to New York City [Post]
10. Brooklyn’s main public library and Park Slope synagogue lead citywide vote for preservation funding [Brooklyn Paper]
11. CVS signs lease for 10,000-square-foot store in Zell’s 500 West 23rd Street [Post, 2nd item]
12. Tech firm RealMatch, moves from N.J., signs for space in 90 Broad Street [Crain’s]
13. LIRR likely won’t arrive at Grand Central until 2019, four years later than initially expected [Post]
14. Second-home buyers like what they find in Cutchogue, L.I. [NYT]