Jersey City takes step towards its own High Line, a break down of real estate agents from hand-holders to local experts … and more

June 08, 2012 05:00PM

1. Jersey City residents and government officials get closer to turn the Embankment into High Line-style space [WNYC]
2. Do you need more of a hand-holder or an authority? A breakdown of the types of real estate agents [NYT]
3. L train to increase service with 100 additional trains per week starting Sunday [Newsday via 2nd Ave. Sagas]
4. Four run-down Bronx apartment buildings to get $7.5M in financing from Morgan Stanley for rehabilitation [Crain’s]
5. The state of the NYC real estate market from Manhattan developments to Queens rentals [NYDN]
6. How a Connecticut affordable housing incentive program is recovering from the recession [NYT]
7. Sheldon Silver appoints himself voting member of New York City Regional Development Council [The Journal News]
8. Members of doormen’s union mark one-year anniversary of strike at Midtown East residential building with protest [DNAinfo]
9. $29M TWC unit on high floor gets chopped to $25M [Curbed]
10. New Furman Center study shows LES median monthly rent is $946 compared to city-wide $1337, among other findings [The Lo Down]
11. Reverse gentrification: former Gourmet Garage on UWS to become 7-Eleven [West Side Rag]
12. Improvements in the Hub in the South Bronx lead to units of subsidized housing [NYT]
13. Today marks the opening of Basketball City on Pier 36 [The Lo Down]
14. Homes on islands off the North Shore offer peaceful, well-priced antidote to typical vacation homes [NYT]