Anti-Israel sentiment fuels opposition to Cornell’s Roosevelt Island campus, buyer of upper Woolworth tower is revealed … and more

May 16, 2012 05:00PM

1. Buyer of upper Woolworth tower is Brooklyn real estate investor David Werner [NYO]
2. U.S. mortgage delinquency rate declines to lowest level since 2008 thanks to improved job market [Bloomberg]
3. Planned hockey seating arrangement spells doom for Barclays’ Islanders bid [Brooklyn Paper]
4. Opposition builds for Cornell’s Roosevelt Island plan because of Israeli ties [Curbed]
5. Columbia nabs approval for public waterfront park in Inwood [DNAinfo]
6. Living Theater raises over $24,000 to prevent eviction [Bowery Boogie]
7. Home Depot and Lowe’s could benefit from rising construction spending [Bloomberg]
8. A look at the Max Fish location that opened on the Jersey Shore last weekend [Bowery Boogie]
9. Hotel BPM will begin accepting guests in early August [Brownstoner]
10. Two Bronx construction workers seriously burned following electric shock accident [DNAinfo]
11. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center opens today [Brownstoner]
12. Celeb chef Guy Fieri to open Times Square eatery this fall [NYT via Eater]