Port Authority emergency-response center is breaking down, strange pricing at 48 Bond Street listings .. and more

August 06, 2012 08:00AM

1. Separate second-floor listings at 48 Bond cost less (and measure smaller) individually than combined [Curbed]
2. Port Authority’s 10-year-0ld emergency-response center is already breaking down [Post]
3. As finances come under fire, NYCHA spends $425,000 on worker rally and website fix [NYDN]
4. Meanwhile, NYCHA Chairman reverses course, promises security cameras in projects [NYDN]
5. New York City will see Hudson Yards — its Olympic game alternative — break ground this year [AP]
6. Port Authority gets tough on WTC construction crew workday drinking [Post]
7. Harlem Lanes closes, as small businesses continue to struggle post-recession in Harlem [NYT]
8. Why DiNapoli’s audit, and not the Apple Grand Central lease, is unfair [Crain’s]
9. How the presence of small cities keyed the Arab uprisings [Global Urbanist]
10. $88M repairs on NY-bound Lincoln Tunnel entrance begins today [AP via Post]
11. Zillow unveils interactive map that shows whether renting or buying is cheaper regionally [Zillow]
12. More on Anbau’s condo plans for Flatiron site where architect Stanford White had “ill-fated” affair [WSJ, 1st item]
13. NY metro-region is third busiest U.S. port for trade, and is in striking distance of second place LA [Post]
14. Proliferation of check-cashing stores in poor NYC neighborhoods draws criticism [NYT]
15. NYCHA tenant has to wait 30 days for replacement for broken fridge [NYDN]
16. Mold grows in NYCHA apartments, young tenants three-times more likely to suffer asthma [NYDN]
17. State Senator Thomas Libous refuses to disclose details about Florida land ownership [WSJ]
18. State acquires 69,000 acres in the Adirondacks for $49.8M [NYT]
19. Apollo Global Management raises money to rebuild its real estate arm [Bloomberg]
20. Apartment closings are easier if care is taken in drafting a contract [NY1]