The (Big) Round-Up: Monday

04cov 600 The (Big) Round Up: MondayRising vacancy rates nationwide could prevent commercial landlords from paying mortgages. [NY Times]

Mortgage rates’ wild 2008 ride. [NY Times]

Using lobbies to help new residential buildings stand out from the crowd. [NY Times]

Bad times driving up demand for house managers. [NY Times]

Living in Suffern, N.Y. [NY Times]

Edward West Browning and the back story on 110 West 40th Street. [NY Times]

Ten wind turbines will help power an affordable apartment building in the Bronx. [NY Times]

Residential deals amid the slowdown: artists, an Italian designer, some lawyers, and a well-off writer and small-magazine publisher. [NY Times]

Buyers take advantage of the slowdown–evidence at the Chelsea Stratus. [NY Times]

Madoff fallout: co-op boards tighten standards. [NY Post]

Pier 1 Imports, Quicksilver, Borders candidates for bankruptcy in ’09. [NY Post]

Bloomberg’s Coney plan in jeopardy as Joe Sitt moves to buy 3 more acres there. [NY Post]

Western Queens business owners angry over No. 7 disruptions on the weekends, demand shuttle buses to Manhattan. [NYDN]

Retailers prepare for higher than normal holiday exchanges. [WSJ]

Interest groups’ push for Hispanic housing sparks foreclosure wave. [WSJ]