Thursday: Lighting Is Everything

  • This week only: Mortgage rates fall and purchase mortgage volume at record high. Act now; numbers might change. (The Matrix)
  • Boost your confidence with color-balanced bulbs in the bathroom, otherwise that pasty winter complexion might be all you notice. (The New York Times)
  • The International Builders’ Show, otherwise known as the Jetsons, displays a dishwasher with 19 time and temperature settings, and a stove whose burner strength is increased by 1,000 thermal units. The NextGen house is a model for the ways homeowners can prepare for “the next big disaster.” (The New York Times)
  • It’s final, sort of: the Brooklyn Bridge waterfront plan, as well as the new Yankees and Mets stadiums are a go. But, the sport complex projects now go through public hearings, to be completed within the next 60 days. (Crain’s)
  • A blogging gourmand’s favorite meals, at home and out, for the last two years–restaurants and recipes. (The Amateur Gourmet)
  • The U.S. versus Manhattan change in average sales price for real estate. Suprise, suprise. (Miller Samuel)
  • Alphabet City has really cleaned up. (Curbed)
  • Google Earth, a target for product placement? (Matrix)
  • Three Williamsburg waterfront buildings, once owned by the Royal Wine Company, are set for demolition to make way for two high-rise apartment towers. (Brownstoner)
  • The New Museum of Contemporary Art, on the Lower East Side, is scheduled to be done by the fall of 2007. (The New York Times)
  • London’s posh restaurant Le Caprice may be sending a tempting sister to New York. (Page Six)
  • – Riva Froymovich

    Thursday: Lighting Is Everything