Harold Ford’s Fifth Avenue co-op has a buyer, NYU expansion may reach Brooklyn Academy of Music … and more

1. NYU expansion may reach Brooklyn Academy of Music [Brooklyn Paper]

2. Harold Ford’s 105 Fifth Avenue co-op has a buyer awaiting board approval [Post, 1st item]
3. Bloomberg taps attorney with no housing background, Ronald Scheinberg, as final rent board member [NYT]
4. Barney’s Co-op coming to Atlantic Avenue and Court Street in Downtown Brooklyn [NYDN]
5. Oliver Stone’s new West Village condo gets a nautical theme [Post, 3rd item]
6. Degraw Street engine company approved as new home of Brooklyn Philharmonic [Brooklyn Paper]

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7. At 834 Fifth Avenue, PLC Investments CEO Paul Cejas’ $16.5M apartment in contract [Post, 2nd item]
8. After divorce, CBS-TV anchor Chris Wragge redecorates UWS condo instead of selling [Post]

9. FBI: Mortgage fraud “epidemic” could become the next “S&L crisis” [Naked Capitalism]
10. North Folk, LI a quieter, cheaper alternative to Hamptons stays [Post]
11. For the rich, vacation home priority is the view [WSJ]
12. A housing double-dip is already happening in these 12 markets [Business Insider]
13. Some retailers see recovering sales, plan new stores [TrafficCourt via Business Insider]