Chabad closes on big Fifth Avenue buy, Bernanke takes advantage of his ultra-low rates by refinancing … and more

September 07, 2012 08:00AM

1. A profile of Alex Rovt, the $303M all-cash buyer of the Bankers Trust Building [Businessweek]
2. Taxi-checkered Starbucks cup? City could begin advertising on consumer products [NYDN]
3. Following siblings’ hunt for a less-than-$2,000 per month Brooklyn rental [NYT]
4. Chabad closes on one of its largest ever real estate deals — $42M purchase of 509 Fifth Avenue [Chabad]
5. Visit from Olympic gold medalists lends hope for West Side Tennis Club revival [NYDN]
6. Drivers slam 6 1/2 Avenue, claiming it increases stop-and-go traffic [Post]
7. Half of all mortgage complaints to Consumer Protection bureau came from buyers unable to make payments [NYT]
8. Gov. Cuomo makes his DNC speech [NYDN]
9. Con Ed seeks approval for electricity and gas rate hikes [Post]
10. The Japanese architect of the Starrett-Lehigh buildings was detained following Pearl Harbor attacks [NYT]
11. How the Financial District became one of the best places to live in the city [NYDN]
12. New York City buyers are flocking to Montclair, N.J. brokers say [Patch]
13. Bernanke capitalizes on his policies, lowers his mortgage rate by 1.1 percentage point [Bloomberg]
14. Brooklynites take last shots at Barclays Center three weeks before its opening [NYDN]
15. A look at “Law & Order” actor B.D. Wong’s ground-floor East Fourth Street abode [NYT]
16. Workers remove plywood from Hyatt Union Square [EV Grieve]
17. Plan to lock new Sutton Place park angers public that fought for its existence [DNAinfo]
18. Weather service: stay away from NY beaches until Hurricane Leslie passes [NYDN]
19. Bankruptcy hasn’t kept Dewey & LeBoeuf from dominating its softball league [NYT]