Tracking the low-end of the city’s sales market, Related considers saving UES park … and more

Rally to save Ruppert Playground on the Upper East Side

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1. A look at the low-end of the city’s sales market

2. As operator seeks renewal, study finds Indian Point catastrophe would destroy five boroughs

3. Eager developer Related Companies agrees to discuss options for saving UES Playground

4. Rental market also boomed during the Great Depression [NYT]
5. Banks across the country increasingly turn to short sales [Bloomberg]
6. Smaller, 40-bed “Safe Havens” have lured homeless off streets

7. Shuttered housing facility in St. Albans sends homeless back to streets

8. Zoning laws make the Occupy Wall Street protests possible

9. A new owner was much-needed at the Madison Square Park clocktower, one of several empty buildings surrounding the park
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10. Cornell and Stanford agree Roosevelt Island tops Governors Island, Navy Yard as campus location

11. Two leases totaling 40,000 square feet are signed at 260 Madison Avenue
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12. Despite favorable conditions, U.S. homebuyers are still stuck on the sidelines

13. Jamaica development company sues city to end parking garage taxes

14. First Republic Bank takes two levels of retail space at 575 Madison Avenue
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15. Popular Fort Greene cafe Tillie’s of Brooklyn is for sale

16. A new Yeshiva is coming to 638 Bedford Avenue in Red Hook

17. Lowe’s will close 20 U.S. stores [Bloomberg]

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