Fort Greene townhouse sale nearly sets record, founder pushes for better immigration policy … and more

August 29, 2012 08:00AM

1. Fort Greene townhouse sells for $3.1M, just shy of neighborhood record [NYO]
2. founder pens op-ed in support of change to immigration policy [NYDN]
3. After visiting new Tavern on the Green operators’ Philly eatery, columnist slams selection [Post]
4. Hempstead considers rezoning three-acre plot for 50 condo units in Levittown [Newsday]
5. Non-profit Pen and Brush buys East 22nd Street commercial condo from Carole Stupell store for $3.65M to use for gallery and offices [Post, 2nd item]
6. Mayor defends cops in Empire State Building shooting incident [NYDN]
7. Bloomberg touts vastly improved Bronx probation office [NYDN]
8. Once again, housing numbers show hardest-hit cities are rebounding fastest [NYT]
9. But those rising prices mean investors will likely bow out of the market [WSJ]
10. $66M Jersey City PATH facility will allow Port Authority to increase service [NYDN]
11. Vornado will pay more than $213M in 20-year deal for Marriott Marquis retail [Post, 3rd item]
12. Now that Snooki is a mom, here are a few homes, including a $3.4M Flatiron loft, that would be perfect for her [AOL]
13. Bed-Stuy homeowners say Great American performed shoddy construction work on HPD-sponsored homes [NYDN]
14. German apartments may be ugly, but that hasn’t kept big investors, including Blackstone, away [Bloomberg]
15. Small local companies buy big struggling malls with belief that market knowledge will prove advantageous [WSJ]
16. Bridgewater’s early start on new Stamford HQ destroys historic boatyard, enraging locals [Post]
17. Robert Pattinson lists Los Angeles home following split with Kristen Stewart [NYDN]