The Round-Up: Friday

As Senate Republicans fail to support a Big Three bailout, GM and Chrysler seem poised to collapse by month’s end. [NY Times]

Judge denies New York-lawyer-turned-alleged-con-artist Marc S. Dreier bail. [NY Times]

A new $530 million South Ferry subway station gets set to open next month, replacing a 103-year-old relic with a smaller track that only fit five cars. [NY Times]

Frank Braconi, the head economist for NYC’s comptroller, struggles to makes sense of the city’s sudden collapse as he works to put together a budget report by Dec. 15. [NY Times]

With more than 300 buildings preserved by state and national historic registers, Athens, N.Y., is a second-home destination for architecture history buffs. [NY Times]

How to keep energy bills low at your second home. [NY Times]

High-end Manhattan home design firm hires only employees with AIDS. [NYDN]

The Closer: Newark’s Prudential Center, built by the Gilbane Building Company, wins New York Construction News’ 2008 Project of the Year. [NYDN]

Bronx residents fear the elimination of the Bx4 express bus if the M.T.A.’s fare and service cuts go through next year. [NYDN]

Former Nasdaq chairman Bernard L. Madoff arrested for running a scam investment firm worth $50 billion. [NY Post]

Boss of mob-tied construction firm, the John Galt Group, may be indicted for manslaughter for the deaths of two firefighters at the Deutsche Bank Building. [NY Post]

Cries to save the Astroland Rocket fall on deaf ears. [NY Post]

Port Authority pushes ahead with a budget featuring a record $3.3 billion in spending on capital projects. [Crain’s]

Bloomberg reaffirms the city’s commitment to affordable housing. [GlobeSt]

The Round-Up: Friday