Cedar Point and 10 other amusement parks to be sold, Hilary Swank closes on $3.5M Superior Ink condo … and more

1. On Long Island, some hedge their bets and start new banks [Newsday]
2. Off-reservation casino may be a far-fetched dream for Shinnecock tribe [Newsday]
3. Hilary Swank closes on $3.5M Superior Ink condo [Post]
4. New Yorkers decorate homes with set pieces and props from famed TV shows, movies from Astoria’s the Furniture Market [NYDN]
5. Cedar Point and 10 other amusement parks to be sold to Apollo Global Management [Morning Journal]
6. With mom’s help, Louise Sunshine’s son Sam sells his stepdad’s One Beacon Court apartment for close to $6.75M asking price [NYT]
7. Trump, Icahn hurl insults in battle for Atlantic City casino [Post]
8. At Devonshire House, tower apartment goes for $2.5M without renovation after bidding war [NYT]

9. Long Island low-income homeowners get free retrofittings from non-profit consortium [NYT]

10. Throgs Neck Bridge rehab resulted in high levels of lead and mercury into Little Bay, scientists say [NYDN]

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11. Belmont Stakes at risk as legislators struggle to find funds, plan to revitalize racetrack [NYDN]
12. A walk along today’s Hotel Alley [NYT]
13. UWS doorman dishes on holiday tipping [NYDN]
14. Bank failures up to 140 in 2009 after seven more closures [CNN Money] and [Huffington Post]
15. Westchester towns struggle to get ‘green’ building laws just right [NYT]
16. Halvern Realty will sell as much as $400M in IPO, will trade on NYSE [Dow Jones via WSJ]
17. City Council’s sole ‘yes’ voter in Kingsbridge Armory decision says Bronx is getting shafted [Post]

18. Lukoil signs lease on 20,400 square feet at 1095 Sixth Avenue [Crain’s]
19. Geithner: Repaying TARP doesn’t hinder banks’ lending [Bloomberg]
20. Jeffrey Rosenblatt joins Newmark Knight Frank as senior managing director [Crain’s]
21. Law firm moves from 830 to 850 Third Avenue, former Harry Macklowe property [Crain’s]
22. With the help of the Internet, homeowners bypass brokers’ fees and go it alone [NYT]
23. Brooklyn Heights foster care non-profit renews lease, consolidates locations [Crain’s]
24. Chelsea’s rent drops lure Long Island retailer to West 18th Street [Crain’s]