City to close dozens of senior centers, Holocaust survivor evicted from Bensonhurst home … and more

1. Former Greenpoint Lofts not legally available as live/work spaces, as some brokers would have clients believe [New York Shitty]
2. Blackstone founder Peter Peterson buys $10.65 UES townhouse for one of his children [NYT]
3. City could close dozens of senior centers under proposed budget cuts [NBC]
4. Flushing Meadows Golf Center to ink 15-year lease with city [NYDN]
5. Bed-Stuy public housing tenants sue city over decrepit apartments [NYDN]
6. Brooklyn couple sues 632 on Hudson over broken air conditioning on wedding day [NYDN]
7. Testwell president attempted suicide within days of corruption conviction [NYDN]
8. Would the 7 subway extension be finished already if NYC had won its bid for the 2012 Olympics? [Second Ave. Sagas]

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9. Estate of late Gimbel heiress sells 784 Park Avenue duplex for $5.5M [NYT]
10. Holocaust survivor evicted from rent-stabilized Bensonhurst home [Huffington Post]
11. Designer Christopher Hyland lists Chelsea condo for $22.45M [NYT]
12. T.J. Maxx parent to launch new, as-yet-unnamed chain [GlobeSt]
13. Freddie: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates back above 5 percent [National Mortgage News]
14. MBA proposes “Bridge to HAMP” loan mod program for unemployed borrowers [Truth About Mortgage]
15. Fed MBS purchases keeping mortgage rates low [Calculated Risk]
16. For brokers working from home, technology may be the biggest obstacle [Inman News]

17. Westfield could enter General Growth bid fray [WSJ]