Even Salvation Army’s NYC “Girls’ Home” rents grow unaffordable, Hoboken condos are flying off the market … and more

May.May 25, 2012 08:00 AM

1. East River Ferry will use bigger boats on weekends to accommodate growing Brooklyn crowd [NYT]
2. Couple deciding between two Hoboken condos over lunch, returns hour later to find both units in contract [Bloomberg]
3. Hotel cat returns to Algonquin after renovation, but kitchen is off limits [Post]
4. Residents of Salvation Army’s “Girls Home” grow tired of $1,650 monthly rents for 125 square feet [Local EV]
5. Trump says Mitt Romney’s best choice for VP would be The Donald [NYDN]
6. How co-op boards can evict shareholders [NYT]
7. Offers for Reading’s NYC cinema real estate show stock is undervalued [Seeking Alpha]
8. 90M homes will have automation systems by 2017 [NYDN]
9. Painter dies in renovation of 840 Park Avenue apartment [NYT]
10. Developers behind $1M parking spot help build soccer stadium in Haiti [AP via York Dispatch]
11. City Hall reporters return to press room as $106M renovation is completed [NYT]
12. Hicksville, LI is increasingly luring South Asian home buyers [WSJ]
13. Noho’s development history was sparked by the construction of a feather factory in 1886 [NYT]
14. Winhaven Group’s 21-unit rental at 640 Broadway in Noho hits market under Town [Crain’s]
15. Obama administration turns to public to help root out mortgage fraud [WSJ]
16. What it’s like to live in Glen Oaks, Queens, a farm-like community within city limits [NYT]

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