The Round-Up: Wednesday

Fashionable new Manhattan restaurants buck recession gloom-and-doom. [NY Times]

Deutsche Bank building contractors are fined over $400,000 for 44-building violations at the site of the fatal fire that killed two construction workers last summer. [NY Times]

The board of New York’s cash-strapped gambling company Off-Track Betting unanimously approved shutting down its operations in June, but lawmakers says a deal could be reached with Albany before then. [NY Times]

Soon Cornish game hen and crab cakes could be available at your local multiplex. Movie theater operators are spending millions on renovations and branching out into the gourmet fare. [NY Times]

Between the bricks: The Soho International Arts building will get a $500 million makeover courtesy of new retail developer Jeff Sutton. [NY Post]

New January housing starts in the US hit their lowest levels since 1991. [Bloomberg]

A new aquarium at Staten Island Ferry Terminal was unveiled yesterday. [NYDN]

Mayor Bloomberg threatens to foreclose on 24,000 properties to collect unpaid bills and property taxes tenants owe the city. [NY Sun]

Larry Silverstein is rumored to have bid $3 billion for the GM Building, beating the record commercial price tag paid for 666 Fifth Avenue. [NY Sun]

The Round-Up: Wednesday