ABS Partners pays $130M for control of 915 Broadway, inside the buildings of the ‘city’s worst landlord’ … and more

July 09, 2012 08:00AM

1. DOT considers closing Vanderbilt Avenue, near Grand Central, to vehicles [Post]
2. Inside an apartment building owned by city’s worst landlord as judged by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio [NYDN]
3. ABS Partners pays $130M for 85 percent stake in 915 Broadway [WSJ, 2nd item]
4. Todd English’s The Chateau restaurant opens in the Limelight [Post, 1st item]
5. Citi, L&M modify Savoy Park loan [Bloomberg]
6. Locally based menswear manufacturers are reviving the Garment District [Crain’s]
7. Are U.S. cities really family-friendly? [Salon]
8. Car on Lexington Avenue and 56th Street catches fire, which spreads to nearby condo [NYMag]
9. High yields and hedges draw investors to non-government backed mortgages [Bloomberg]
10. Real estate exec Michael Stoler funds push to increase medical screenings [WSJ]
11. Aqueduct leads NY racinos in payouts with 94 percent of all betting money getting repaid [Post]
12. Astoria waterfront project could break ground by 2013 [NYDN]
13. Brooklyn group encourages people to transform vacant EV lot into community garden [EV Grieve]
14. Cuomo appoints top aide to oversee $5B Tappan Zee Bridge project [Post]
15. Garden City, LI factory to become retail center anchored by LA Fitness, BJ’s Wholesale [WSJ, 3rd item]
16. Many top NYC chefs are following the condo boom and heading to Toronto [Post, 2nd item]
17. Half of Bronx residents ousted by illegally removed fire escape can return [NYDN]
18. Colliers seeks NYC expansion, but times are tough [WSJ]
19. Cohabitation agreements are becoming increasingly important factors in residential real estate [Crain’s]