City Council vote on Hudson Square postponed, WalMart scales back NYC expansion … and more

March 07, 2013 05:00PM

1. East Side Access is $4 billion over budget and 10 years behind schedule [Capital New York]
2. City Council postpones vote on Hudson Square rezoning to continue talks with Mayor’s Office [Press Release]
3. Following Brooklyn fallout, WalMart scales back NYC expansion efforts [NYT]
4. Catherine Witherwax, former director of sales at Douglas Elliman’s Brooklyn Heights office, named to head up new Brooklyn outpost of Stribling & Associates [Press Release]
5. Subway platforms, now with fewer rats! [Capital New York]
6. Architect Joseph Pell Lombardi uses netting and poles to prove penthouse atop synagogue won’t sully appearance [DNAinfo]
7. New York State has 607-month — that’s 50 years — foreclosure backlog, while other states without judicial foreclosures recovering from crash [CNBC]
8. After buildings on a half-block stretch of East 14th Street sell, the last holdout might also trade hands [The Local]
9. St. Mark’s Place author seeks stories, photos and documents for history project [EV Grieve]
10. NYC-based Vesper Holdings nabs Texas student housing in an off-market deal [GlobeSt]
11. Watch this stop motion video of a jar of sugar heading through the Domino Sugar plant [Curbed]
12. Will we have to swallow our pride? In the next decade, Asian cities will be top choice for world’s wealthy [Forbes]
13. Ivy Zelman says we’re in housing “nirvana” [Business Insider]
14. Trulia launches Trulia Suggests, a new home-buying site [Trulia]