Housing market misread may doom Obama, Lloyd Goldman’s BLDG buys 795 Broadway … and more

August 20, 2012 05:00PM

1. Met Museum puts flag at half mast for Sandy Lindenbaum [Twitter]
2. Pres. Obama’s approach to the housing crisis may have been his administration’s biggest mistake [NYT]
3. Meanwhile, Obama to renew his push for a wider refi program for underwater homeowners [Housingwire]
4. Gramercy Park to add extra veil of security: surveillance cameras [DNAinfo]
5. Lloyd Goldman’s BLDG buys 795 Broadway for $5M [City records]
6. Despite push to make Rainbow Room an interior landmark, LPC previously turned down the idea in the ’90s [NYT]
7. Is Coney Island in store for a Hooters location? [Brooklyn Daily]
8. Norman Jaffe’s $4.75M East Hampton home lands buyer [Curbed]
9. Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore become the first female members of Augusta National Golf Club [Forbes]
10. Pricey Avenue D rental building hits the market Sept. 1 [EV Grieve]
11. A look at some of Williamsburg’s pioneers, who made bank by betting on the neighborhood before its waterfront rezoning [Crain’s]
12. Being a cart escort at the Park Slope Food Coop may just be the neighborhood’s most dangerous job [FIPS]
13. Hawaiian home built on lava rock gets $4.6M price cut after five years on market [Daily Mail]
14. Newborn baby found abandoned in Queens housing project, but is in good health [DNAinfo]
15. NYREI expands to nearly 8,000 sf at 132 West 36th Street [NYO]