Mayor Bloomberg gets $68.5B budget agreement, Google launches free Wi-Fi in four subway stations … and more

June 26, 2012 08:00AM

1. Mayor Bloomberg and City Council strike a $68.5B budget agreement [Post]
2. Graydon Carter’s Waverly Inn catches fire [NYDN]
3. Flatlands residents agree to help landowner find $1.2M buyer for lot to prevent hotel construction [Brooklyn Daily]
4. Google brings free Wi-Fi to four subway stations, 30 more stations are on deck this year [Post]
5. Cuomo said he expects apartment tax abatement to be preserved [NYT]
6. City will reopen Soundview Park compost site despite odor neighbors claim it emits [NYDN]
7. Investors are shunning Freddie Mac-backed bonds, forcing it to rebate lenders that package its loans [Bloomberg]
8. Even in weakened state, UWS retail zoning bill is horribly short-sighted, Post’s Cuozzo says [Post]
9. $100,000 grant will bring free concerts to city housing projects [NYDN]
10. Goshen, N.Y. provides a quirky personality 60 miles from Midtown [NYT]
11. Real estate investor Mark Monasebian bringing Asian fusion restaurant at 750 Eighth Avenue [Post, 2nd item]
12. J Subway station construction in Richmond Hill angers local businessmen [NYDN]
13. New Yorkers seek to lessen rent burden by embarking on “Speed Roommating” events [Post]
14. Divorce feud between East End architect Peter Cook and Christie Brinkley wages on [NYDN]