FiDi office vacancy figures disappointing, Ricky’s enters Park Slope … and more

1. A look at the NYC hotels set to open first in 2011 [Hotel Chatter]

2. Museum of the Moving Image to reopen Jan. 15 in Astoria [YourNabe]

3. Lower Manhattan office vacancy figures disappointing in fourth quarter: report [Crain’s]

4. Bank of America agrees to shell out $2.8 billion to settle Fannie and Freddie claims [CNBC]

5. Cosmetic goods store Ricky’s enters the Park Slope neighborhood [Brownstoner]

6. The Bowery is no longer cool, one critic says [Post via EV Grieve]

7. Modest real estate growth expected for New York City in 2011, experts say [Crain’s]

8. Red Hook residents riled over cruise ships idling along waterfront [CBS]

9. New York City ranks as the most popular city among foreign real estate investors in 2011 [Washington Business Journal]

10. Famed Carroll Gardens pizzeria Lucali plans to open Manhattan location in Soho [Village Voice]

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11. A video crew takes a look at New York City, underground [Gothamist]

12. Local bakeries — including famed cupcakery Magnolia — expanding in Harlem [Uptown Flavor]

13. Trump pushes hard to ramp up membership at his golf properties [Bloomberg via Post-Gazette]

14. Popular food truck Schnitzel & Things to open storefront on Third Avenue between 45th and 46th streets [Midtown Lunch]

15. New Year’s reveler captures exploding manhole cover in the West Village [Gothamist]

16. Meanwhile, manhole fires spotted in East Harlem today lead to street closures [CBS]

17. Rye residents up in arms over one man’s plan to build a pigeon coop near his home [Sound Shore]

18. West Palm Beach welcomes steel beam from the World Trade Center, which was dislodged during the Sept. 11 attacks [WPBF]

19. Historic Southampton cottage jacks up price by $3 million only to knock it down by $5.4 million later [Curbed]

20. Experts weigh in on the top New Year’s resolutions for home sellers across the country in 2011 [MarketWatch via Yahoo]