NYC unemployment rate hits 10 percent, underwriters begin easing mortgage standards … and more

July 20, 2012 08:00AM

1. NYC unemployment rate hits 10 percent [NYT]
2. Queens cinema marquee displays ad opposing Bloomberg’s soda plan [NYDN]
3. 10 cool places in the city where New Yorkers can beat the heat [Post]
4. But if you must be outside, here are some “unpretentious” roof tops [DNAinfo]
5. About 20 percent of mortgage originators have eased their underwriting standards [NYT]
6. MTA fare hikes were pushed back two months to March 1 [Post]
7. And a list of all the MTA’s service expansions [NYDN]
8. WSJ to launch a Friday high-end residential real estate section in fall [WSJ]
9. Noise levels in NYC establishments — from bars to gyms — exceed safe thresholds [NYT]
10. Strategies for making like Mark Zuckerberg and scoring a 1 percent mortgage rate [MSNBC]
11. GE Energy launches automated meter to help building owners measure energy usage [Forbes]
12. City reopens Sunset Park rail yards as freight train use increases [NYT]
13. Queens leaders oppose USTA’s proposed parking lot as part of $500M tennis center expansion [NYDN]
14. 106 of Stuy Town’s 110 buildings have fire code violations [EV Grieve]
15. Bloomberg is 85 percent of the way towards his affordable housing goal [GlobeSt]
16. Co-op sellers have little wiggle room when the board sets a minimum sales price [NYT]
17. Al Capone’s Miami mansion hits the market for $9.95M [NYDN]
18. Owner of Harlem’s famed Sylvia’s Restaurant dies [NYT]
19. Now that NYU has scaled back expansion, it’s time for everyone to move forward: editorial [Post]
20. Following a woman’s search for a West Village pied-a-terre [NYT]
21. How buyers can gain the upper hand amid the shortage of inventory in NYC market [NY1]
22. In praise of Lester Tichy’s widely-panned Penn Station ticket counter [NYT]