How Trevi is funding its all-cash Manhattan spending spree, EV residents are sick of brokers buzzing up to show apartments … and more

1. Building a new stoop can cost as much as $100,000 [NYT]
2. Trevi Retail has yet to borrow a penny for its 19 Manhattan acquisitions, plans to invest $800M more over next year [Crain’s]
3. From inside 4 World Trade Center, an architecture critic appreciates Fuhimiko Maki’s “ stunningly-precise detailing” [Arch Paper]
4. Are New York City housing projects “on their way to extinction”? [NYMag]
5. Disgruntled East Village tenants to real estate brokers: Stop ringing our buzzers [EV Grieve]
6. Cushman CEO Glenn Rufrano explains why he essentially ignores quarterly earning data [GlobeSt]
7. In September, 99 U.S. housing markets are on the upswing [WSJ]
8. The genesis of the historic preservation movement [Washington Post]
9. City’s population of homeless children reaches 19,000, highest since the Great Depression [NYDN]
10. Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi finds respite at his Sardinian villa — replete with this bizarre swimming hole [Business Insider]
11. “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon sells her Upper West apartment for $1.6M. [NYO]
12. Underwater homeowners surprised to learn that their bank had refinanced their mortgage [CNNMoney]
13. One late-night shopper at the Upper West Side Fairway encounters some furry fellow market-goers [MyUpperWest]
14. Manhattan to get yet another blow dry salon, courtesy of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe [NYO]
15. As the economy improves, baby boomers mull putting their homes on the market [MarketWatch]
16. And no surprise here: New York is the most expensive state in which to raise children [Yahoo]
17. Faulty Westchester electric substation sends shocks through million-dollar home next door [Post]