Soho residents want better pushcart rules, NJ pol charged in $13M mortgage fraud … and more

March 25, 2013 05:00PM

1. Former New Jersey councilman charged in $13M mortgage fraud scam [Star Ledger]
2. Changes come to Grand Street: Kosher bakeries wane while 7-Eleven grows [Lo-Down]
3. Soho residents ask city to institute better rules for pushcart vendors [Crain’s]
4. Anger sparks over NYCHA’s plan to surrender Meltzer Towers park to private developers [EV Grieve]
5. No, it’s not you — there really are more scaffolds and sidewalk sheds in the city these days [NYP]
6. Two Tribeca lofts can be combined for $5.8M into full-floor home [Curbed]
7. A candle is the culprit in actress Ashley Greene’s L.A. condo fire [TMZ]
8. Melbourne will be home to Southern Hemisphere’s tallest building: The 108-story Australia 108 [Business Insider]
9. Must be a James Bond fan. D.C. penthouse with green velvet living room sells for $1.9M [Curbed]
10. Today is the 102nd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, which killed 146 [EV Grieve]
11. A Hyatt Union Square restaurant gets signage [EV Grieve]