Saving Fannie and Freddie … and more 

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  • 1. As government-sponsored mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac try to stabilize the housing market, some say they will soon need saving themselves
  • 2. Developers want to build a 140-room hotel on the waterfront in Camden, N.J., the first new hotel there in seven decades [NYT]
  • 3. More than 100 artists have begun to return to their lofts in South Williamsburg, about three months after the Fire Department locked up their building over several code violations [NYT]
  • 4. The Federal Reserve chairman has urged Congress to give federal agencies “greater latitude” to deal with the housing crisis [NYT]
  • 5. Hell’s Kitchen buildings evacuated amid fear of collapse, as a hotel is built next door [Sun]
  • 6. Opponents of Atlantic Yards remain skeptical following developer Bruce Ratner’s vows to get the struggling project back on track [Metro]
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