Firefighters respond to smoke condition call at 1 WTC, what Mark Zuckerberg’s refinance says about the mortgage market … and more

July 16, 2012 05:00PM

1. Over 60 firefighters respond to “smoke condition” call at 1 WTC [DNAinfo]
2. Half of college students lived at home this past academic year to cut costs — driven largely by students from affluent families [NYT]
3. Foreclosures nearly triple in Dutchess County; Rockland, Putnam and Ulster also see foreclosure increases [Newsday]
4. The rich have it best in the mortgage market, as evidenced by Mark Zuckerberg refinancing at a 1.05 percent starting rate [Bloomberg]
5. Re-branding of nearly bankrupt Florida motel into clothing-optional resort saves business from financial nightmare [USA Today via CNBC]
6. St. Vincent’s hospital building-turned-condo now fully sold [Curbed]
7. Abandoned Bay Ridge building has second partial collapse in one month [DNAinfo]
8. IHOP bacon-scent mitigating ventilator reduces smell, but increases noise, residents say [Local East Village]
9. City’s pedestrian plaza fever hits Astoria, near P.S. 17 in Queens [Times Ledger]
10. Approving critic says Hugh Hardy’s Tow Theater at Lincoln Center looks like “a floating jewel box” above the Vivian Beaumont Theater [NYT]
11. Trump Soho lets Bar D’Eau pool deck sunbathers borrow Kindles for poolside reading [Hotel Chatter]
12. Recycling old jets and making them homes [MSNBC]
13. Instead of gamblers and club kids seeking a weekend thrill, Atlantic City now caters to the likes of children [NYDN]
14. Brooklyn’s first Pier 1 Imports location set to come to Atlantic Avenue [Brownstoner]
15. Buzzfeed isn’t so keen on Related’s MiMA ads aimed at the 1 percent [Buzzfeed]
16. 70 percent of survey respondents say the ideal American home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and is located in a country setting [ press release]
17. East River Ferry serves over 1 million passengers in one year, more than double initial estimates [Mayor’s office press release]
18. Cottages can be had in Montauk for just $2,200 a week [Hotel Chatter]
19. West Brighton, Staten Island: value prices in a neighborhood with deep familial roots [WSJ]