On the Market: Rothschild Mansion Sells for $25 M.; Harlem Cans Whole Foods; Romney’s Mortgage Tax Woes

Pedicabs have crazy fares, some as high as $450, Council cracking down. [NY Times]
Is New York actually a good, affordable place for middle class families? [Journal]
Rothschild Mansion sells for $25 M. after years and years on the market. [NY Post]
FDR Memorial is also a memorial to Louis Kahn. [CapitalNY]
Harlem not totally crazy about a new Whole Foods for 125th Street. [Daily News]
Trulia economist says Romney’s mortgage credit cut would hurt middle class. [Real Deal]
ZOMG! New Park Slope school district lines make everybody freak out. [BK Paper]
The Brooklyn buildings of Stanford White. [Brownstoner]
New York has the nation’s greatest port, apparently. [Crain’s]
French graffiti artist deported after bombing subways. [NY Post]
To pass transit funding plan, NYC must undo “crescent of opposition.” [CapitalNY]
East Harlem bike lanes shaping up nicely. [Streetsblog]
Staten Island community at odds over creating island’s fourth historic district. [Journal]
Can you reasonably find a two-family home in Brooklyn anymore? [NY Times]
To hold together, the Fashion District really needs more fashion. [Real Deal]
Windsor Terrace launches food co-op after Walgreens closes grocery. [BK Paper]
What makes a Fort Greene townhouse worth $10 M.? Here’s the floorplan. [Curbed]
Who built this funky building in Cadman Plaza? [Brownstoner]
Couple buys up co-oped BK Heights townhouse, return it to its historic splendor. [Journal]
Mayor won’t take blame for a dud of a deal at Yankees parking garages. [Streetsblog]
What’s the Fred Goat building? [NY Times]
Neon townhouse is ugly even by Marine Park standards. [Curbed]
Asphalt Green community center finally taking shape in BPC. [DNAinfo]
Art project turns BK subway headhouse into front porch with rocking chairs. [WNYC]
New weekly column from anonymous Brooklyn broker tells it like it is. [Brownstoner]
Weird noises from exposed baffling panels driving Staten Islanders nuts. [NY Times]

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