The (Big) Round-Up: Monday

rangelgetty 2 The (Big) Round Up: MondayThe developers who make up the "real estate vanguard of the new Harlem" have all donated large sums to Representative Charles Rangel. [NY Times]

The Reluctant Renovator: Financial considerations often drive buyers to choose fixer-uppers and then start the messy process of remaking their homes. [NY Times]

The collapse of the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries last year has caused the townhouse that it rented on what was once known as the "Frick Block" to be put on the market for $75 million. [NY Times]

The real estate developer behind the first non-eviction rental conversion in the city is reaping the rewards of patience. [NY Times]

The chairman and CEO of Loew’s closed on a $48 million, 14-room apartment this month, setting a new co-op record. [NY Times]

As the seventh anniversary of Bill Clinton’s arrival in Harlem approaches this week, the initial flood of good tidings has given was to mixed emotions about the former President. [NY Times]

A new brick building at 211 Elizabeth Street will blend in with the older, neighboring structures. [NY Times]

Bed Stuy’s gentrification has stalled with the economy, leaving new residents and the businesses that cater to them frustrated with the slow pace of change. [NY Times]

For the first time in 13 years, late-night train service was restored at two stations in Harlem over the weekend. [NY Times]

Some local merchants on eastern Long Island are unhappy about a deal to sublease the Amagansett Farmers Market to Eli Zabar. [NY Times]

Authorities are cracking down on retailers for even the most minor infractions in the Hamptons. [NY Post]

With less than 18 months left in Mayor Bloomberg’s term, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is in a race against the clock to approve historic designation for more than 1,000 buildings. [NY Post]

Fashion retailers are bringing back Depression-era clothing in their fall lines. [NY Post]

In previews, Brooklyn Bridge Park has received (mostly) rave reviews since a portion opened to the public on June 26. [NY Post]

Governor Paterson is expected to warn New Yorkers to expect the worst fiscal crisis since the 1970’s in a speech. [NY Post]

Report: Foreclosure filings nearly doubled in the second quarter of 2008 in Staten Island, which once again recorded the biggest increase of the five boroughs. [Crain’s]

A Congressional committee has launched a probe to determine whether the Yankees wildly inflated the value of the site for the team’s new stadium to float nearly $1 billion in tax-free bonds. [NYDN]

The success or failure of the housing bill passed by the Senate on Saturday depends largely on banks’ willingness to restructure home-loans. [WSJ]

After four decades in business on the Lower East Side, Judy’s Better Dresses will close on Thursday. [NY Times] 

The last two customers at Cheyenne Diner. [NY Times] 

At Union Square the escalators may be out of service someday. [NY Times]