North Tribeca parents speak out against school zoning option, Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack a growing empire … and more

1. Madonna eyes $4.4M Bridgehampton home for her hired help [Post, 1st item]
2. Public vote on city’s school closings next month promises to be heated display [NYT]
3. City Council to vote on renaming Queens street after Sean Bell, man killed by police bullet fray in 2006 [Post]
North Tribeca parents speak out against school zoning “option 3” [Tribeca Trib]
5. One of the highest price duplexes in Jean Nouvel’s 100 11th Avenue sells for $22M [Post, 3rd item]

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6. Red Hook charter school encroaching on P.S. 15 space [NYDN]
7. Chelsea’s Club Duvet shuttered after rape and robbery incident [Post]

8. How Danny Meyer turned Shake Shack into a growing empire [NYT]
9. Brooklyn Bridge Park‘s Pier 1 gets grass [Curbed]
10. Michael Hirtenstein’s 25 Bond Street apartment on the market for $50,000 a month [Post, 4th item]
11. Life from an underwater homeowner‘s perspective [WSJ via]
12. Street vendor seafood is okay — Health Department only meant to ban uncooked seafood [Gothamist]
13. Times layoffs hit real estate reporter Josh Barbanel [NY Mag]
14. Genworth CEO says home loan insurance units could be profitable again by mid-2011 [The Street]
15. Fed set to complete mortgage securities purchases by end of first quarter [National Mortgage News]
16. Moody‘s: Life insurers’ losses will be manageable [Reuters]
17. Analytics firm says the increase in November muti-family starts is meaningless; sector still in trouble [WSJ]
18. Commercial real estate financing may need to come from non-traditional sources [Bigger Pockets Blog]
19. “Cash for caulkers” pushes homeowners to invest in energy-saving leak fixes and insulation [WSJ]
20. For banks, 2010 will be the year of dealing with commercial mortgage maturities [National Real Estate Investor]