Freddie Mac shows $768M profit, Douglas Manor Beach named most polluted … and more

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1. After six months, roof at Brooklyn’s 20 Henry Street sees repairs [Brooklyn Eagle via McBrooklyn]
2. The Pierre’s 7,000-square-foot duplex spends its 500th day on market [NYO]
3. Poll shows realty career not seen as “prestigious” [Harris Interactive via Matrix]
4. McDonald’s cited as possible buyer for MTA building on Smith Street [Brooklyn Paper]
5. Annie Leibovitz’s real estate woes lead to $24M lawsuit [Bloomberg]
6. A protected bike lane opens at the Manhattan Bridge [Brooklyn Eagle]
7. William Morris talent agency looks for new office space [NYO]
8. Queens’ Douglas Manor Beach named most polluted in city [YourNabe]
9. Jersey’s Crown Plaza Hotel to become home for 500 Rutgers students [Philadelphia Inquirer via Hotel Online]
10. Local group aims to revive Bronx Starlight Park [Gotham Gazette]
11. White House confirms plans for a Fannie-Freddie restructuring initiative [Realty Times] 

12. Majority of economists surveyed see recession ending in third quarter [Reuters via MSNBC]
13. Freddie Mac shows $768M profit [Housing Wire]
14. East Hampton restaurant owners balk at outdoor dining rules [East Hampton Star]
15. Massive blaze takes down North Sea home [27 East]