The (Big) Round-Up: Monday

In the “active but not frenetic” market New York City real estate has become, sellers have to go the extra mile to sell their apartments. [NY Times]

The Hunt: A lovely house in Clinton Hill charmed a couple into becoming landlords. [NY Times]

“Powerhouse to the People”: Developers are scrambling to convert electric power plants into condos. [NY Times]

In a promotional move, the developers behind the condo conversion of the Manhattan House will host the Kips Bay Decorator Show House from apartments in the building. [NY Times]

Q & A: How much management information are building boards required to divulge to shareholders? [NY Times]

Reversing decades of bad luck at 813 Park Avenue has taken a redesign, additional medicine cabinets, and a new address. [NY Times]

Developers are sprucing up the Hunts Point Bank Note Building in the gritty Bronx neighborhood, meaning rents are up and the homeless shelter inside is out. [NY Times]

The “survivors’ staircase” is moved from Ground Zero to facilitate reconstruction. [NY Times]

Luxury condo marketers are using “pre-war” to designate a building’s style not period. [NY Times]

The state Department of Environmental Conservation questions waterfront activities planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park, raising the issue of the project’s viability. [NY Post]

A coalition of labor, religious, and community groups makes a bid for the largest federally subsidized housing complex in the nation Starrett City and pledges to keep units affordable. [Crain’s]

Developers behind high-profile West Side projects like Madison Square Garden and Hudson Rail Yards have paid $5 million to lobbyists since 2004. [NYDN]

Tommy Hilfiger and Glamour are pitching in to pay for new pink roller rink at Coney Island. [NYDN]

City officials and developers butt heads about construction safety. [NY Sun]



The (Big) Round-Up: Monday