Heroin factories are busted in the Bronx, where Nets players may choose to live in Brooklyn … and more

September 04, 2012 08:00AM

1. Where Nets players might choose to live — if they adopt Brooklyn as a hometown [NYT]
2. Court continues to demand environmental review of Willets Point before development [NYDN]
3. About 47 percent of buyers and sellers found real estate agents through friends/family and four other facts about choosing an agent [Trulia]
4. Today marks start of higher taxi fares [NYT]
5. Mexican textile firm adds nearly 36,000-sf to Empire State Building office space; tower is roughly two-thirds full [Post, 2nd item]
6. Two heroin factories are busted in Mount Eden and University Heights in the Bronx [NYDN]
7. High-end wine deals are boosting property values in Napa Valley [Bloomberg]
8. And the tech boom is fueling mansion construction in Silicon Valley [CNBC]
9. These are the most valuable homes owned by tech founders [BI]
10. Parking bans in the Rockaways benefit residents but stymie visitors [NYT]
11. Crown Heights apartment catches fire for second time in three months [Post]
12. Russell Crowe gets lost kayaking off Long Island [NYDN]
13. Consulting company moves into Queen Latifah’s restored Jersey City fire house [WSJ]
14. Fifty items that represent the history of New York [NYT]
15. If new Walgreens doesn’t meet these demands, Windsor Terrace residents will boycott it [Brooklyn Paper]
16. NYCHA ignores repair requests affecting disabled tenant [NYDN]
17. Architect Peter Shelton, who designed Polo Ralph Lauren’s HQ, died at 67 [NYT]
18. Perhaps consumers should pay higher mortgage rates in judicial states [WSJ]
19. Ireland’s economic descent is reflected in its vacant luxury apartments [NYT]
20. How the convention cities compare as office markets [WSJ]