Private investors could support city infrastructure, commercial real estate prices spike … and more

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1. UES Fairway opened this morning to huge crowds [Racked]
2. FTC finds that Countrywide Home Loans cheated more than 450,000 U.S. homeowners

3. New iPhone app helps you bid on an NYC parking space

4. City lacks funds to build promised Bushwick Inlet Park off Kent Avenue and North 11th Street
[Brooklyn Paper]

5. WWI fighter plane on 77 Water Street roof is just one of many quirks on William Kaufman-owned buildings [WSJ]
6. Columbia University’s radio station signals it could return to WTC

7. Joe Farrell makes huge price cut on Bridgehampton estate

8. In an era of fiscal and environmental responsibility, tiny houses are gaining popularity
[New Yorker]

9. Check out the new LED embedded facade of the Port Authority Bus Terminal

10. Artists buy triangular, landmarked, two-story LES townhouse for $1.36M

11. Foreclosure filings fell 30 percent in the first half of 2011, thanks to procedural delays
[Mortgage Servicing News]

12. N.J. man admits to committing mortgage loan fraud that caused lenders to issue more than $40.8M

13. L.A.-based Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will open three NYC locations, first at Broadway and 39th Street

14. Newest Downtown Brooklyn hotel, Aloft, resembles a college dorm

15. Tribeca’s Collect Pond Park is inching towards completion
[Tribeca Citizen]

16. Private investors could help fund city infrastructure

17. U.S. commercial real estate prices show largest month-over-month gain since 2000

18. Admiring the bizarreness of Roosevelt Island

19. St. Ann’s Warehouse theater blames Dumbo community for its departure
[Brooklyn Paper]

20. Karen Bausman will install art next spring in the Meatpacking District [Curbed]