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  1. 1. History shows a recession would be bad for New York City [NYT]
  2. 2. Despite drops in prices, new U.S.
    homes are getting old as they wait for buyers [NYT]
  3. 3. Kushner Cos. will sell a 49 percent stake in the retail portion of 666 Fifth
    Avenue to The Carlyle Group and Stanley Chera’s Crown Acquisitions for $525
    million [Post]
  4. 4. The Department of City Planning plans to rezone five neighborhoods on the Rockaway Peninsula to stop the construction of
    high-rise apartment buildings [NYT]
  5. 5. Dutch Kills has gotten very glassy very quickly [NYT]
  6. 6. For some, balconies and terraces are storage spaces in the sky [NYT]
  7. 7. Slick magazines are pushing green apartments [NYT]
  8. 8. Slowing condo sales haven’t put a damper on construction on Long Island [NYT]
  9. 9. Brookfield Properties reports that first-quarter profits fell as income from
    property sales declined [Bloomberg]
  10. 10. A judge will rule today on controversial redesign of Union Square, which includes a new
    restaurant in the park’s historic pavilion [Sun]
  11. 11. An extreme commute takes an Inwood resident to southeastern Brooklyn every day [AMNY]
  12. 12. A Bronx City Council Member allegedly earmarked thousands of dollars for a
    tenants association in her former apartment building, which residents say
    doesn’t exist [Post]
  13. 13. At the Upper West Side’s Apthorp apartment
    comlex, more than 100 cars were evicted from the parking garage after a city
    building inspector issued safety violations [Post]
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