Friday: Development Moves South, But Not N.J.

  • A wrap-around loggia porch makes for outdoor living and memorable parties. (The New York Times)
  • The dumbest moments in real estate, including New York developers paying $37 million for air rights. (CNN)
  • Mayor Bloomberg wants to speed this business of redevelopment downtown. But, the Port Authority moves at its own pace. (Crain’s)
  • The Outsider Fair comes to New York. (Sanford Smith)
  • Why hasn’t Newark experienced an economic boom, like Philadelphia or Detroit? (The Village Voice)
  • New York Community Bank gives mortgages to the city’s worst landlords. (New York Post) And, the group Housing Here and Now is asking that the bank’s planned acquisition of Atlantic Bank of New York be stalled until it “compels its clients to maintain their buildings, which the group said the bank has the power to do under a so-called good repair clause in its mortgage agreements.” (The New York Times)
  • They serve good meat in Williamsburg. (The L Magazine)
  • Hermes may join the great retailers’ move to Lower Manhattan, beside the likes of Sears and Home Depot. (The New York Sun)
  • A picture of the Long Island City development taking over the Pennsylvania Railroad Power House building, erected in 1909. (Curbed)
  • Your Blackberry, one of approximately 4 million used in the U.S., may be shut down. It’s must be Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley’s scheme. (Inman News)
  • It’s all in the details, and fabrics, when creating comfort in your home. (Inman News)
  • There are actually some 350 American members in the International Feng Shui Guild. (Forbes)
  • There are more visitors to New York than ever. Here, the most expensive rentals in the U.S. (Forbes)
  • That excitement, gratefulness for warmer city weather, can become a global weather problem. (National Geographic)
  • The Underground Marijuana Railroad: 60 feet below ground, the trafficking tunnel began near the Tijuana, Mexico airport and continued for 2,400 feet to San Diego. (SF Gate)
  • Central Park is the only park in New York City for which crime statistics are available. Unfortunately, it isn’t the only park where crime is committed, but a new law may make the difference. (Gotham Gazette)
  • – Riva Froymovich