The Round-Up: Friday

M.T.A. spends $89,000 on Second Avenue Subway photo-op. Go, M.T.A.! [NY Times]

Nationall, new-home sales are up; median prices, down. [NY Times]

Markowitz gets free cruise on the Queen Mary 2. [NY Post]

Construction starts on Queens shopping mall that could include Wal-Mart. [NY Sun]

Extell acquires site near Hudson Yards for 600,000-square-foot tower. [NY Sun]