A new Atlantic Yards timetable … and more

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  • 1. Developer Bruce Ratner talks up a new timetable for Atlantic Yards [NYDN] and [NYDN]
  • 2. The city’s 1 million rent-stabilized tenants and their 25,000 landlords prepare to do battle [NYDN]
  • 3. Gov. David Paterson tapped a former Bloomberg administration commissioner to serve as executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey [NYDN]
  • 4. Sarah Jessica Parker misses the old New York, and so do the other Sex and the City actresses [NYMag] and [AMNY]
  • 5. The F.B.I. and the I.R.S. are reportedly investigating if some mortgage lenders looked the other way when prospective borrowers used inflated income figures [NYT]
  • 6. Upper East Side residents are actually opposing plans to close a “drop-in” homeless shelter [Post]
  • 7. Rockefeller Center’s Atlas statue to be restored [AP via Sun]
  • 8. A Jane Jacobs Medal for urban renewal goes to South Bronx woman who got crack houses cleaned up [Sun]
  • 9. Hamptons labor shortage expected this summer after a cap on work visas expires [Sun]
  • 10. The big old power plant at 500 Kent Avenue, next to the Brooklyn Navy Yard in South Williamsburg, is getting demolished, although no plans for the property have been announced [NYT]
  • 11. In Maspeth, Queens, the terms “blue collar” and “small town” are used often [NYT]
  • 12. All those spa bathrooms and Boffi kitchens are creating new-construction envy around the city [NYT]
  • 13. The Ziegler house at 2 East 63rd Street remains empty after a billionaire entrepreneur bought it in 2005 [NYT]
  • 14. The likelihood of getting a good deal in Nassau and Suffolk counties has increased as the number of homes on the market and foreclosures increases [NYT]
  • 15. The Italian-Americans are almost all gone, but their masonry walk-ups are mostly intact. around East Houston, Mulberry and Kenmare Streets and the Bowery [NYT]
  • 16. At least one of Victoria Gotti’s Queens property has been sold at auction [Post]
  • 17. Retail broker Faith Hope Consolo talks banks, drug stores and Harlem [NYT]
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