The Round-Up: Thursday

Merrill Lynch expected to exit downtown for new midtown office tower. [NY Times]

All State Cafe bar to close its West 72nd Street doors because of higher rents. [NY Times]

Office building workers, management represent start contract negotiations. [NY Times]

Mortgage market troubles may cost investors, financial firms up to $400 B. [NY Times]

60 Minutes‘ Steve Kroft leaving Apthorp for co-op. [NY Post]

Green development hits Brooklyn ‘hard.’ [NY Post]

Coney Island’s Astroland to open for another season next year. [NY Post]

15 T Salon tea shops planned for Manhattan. [NY Sun]

Mayor, City Council disagree on construction site blasting regulations. [NY Sun]