The Round-Up: Friday

A developer is looking for financing to build a $150 million luxury tower in what would be Newark’s first residential

A developer is looking for financing to build a $150 million luxury tower in what would be Newark’s first residential construction in four decades. [NY Times]

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A group of book scavenging homeless men boost inventory at the Strand Bookstore. [NY Times]

Merrill Lynch’s stock plunged on Wall Street yesterday after it took a $16.7 billion write down. [NY Times]

New York’s pedicab drivers won victory in state supreme court Thursday. [NY Post]

The use of aluminum rather than steel poles to build cement pouring scaffolding at Trump Soho may have contributed to Monday’s accident, charge workers. [NY Post]

Robert DeNiro and Susan Sarandon were among the actors rallying at City Hall yesterday against the planned eviction of tenants of Carnegie Hall’s artists’ studios. [NY Post]

New York Stock Exchange inks deal to buy American Stock Exchange for $260 million in stock. [NY Post]

Historic preservation groups lobbied for Jones Beach to be designated a state park Thursday. [NYDN]

Lehman Brothers sheds wholesale lending division and 1,300 jobs. [NYDN]

The number of new foreclosures in the third quarter of 2007 was 60 percent higher than the number of borrowers the industry was able to help. [NYDN]

City proposes overhaul of construction site monitoring system following the fatal accident at Trump Soho Monday. [NY Sun]

The Round-Up: Friday