The (Big) Round-Up: Monday

In New York’s increasingly tepid real estate market potential buyers have the time to solicit second opinions, the bane of many brokers’ existence. [NY Times]

Developer duo has hired Manhattan "it girl" Tinsley Mortimer (above) as their "lifestyle director." [NY Times]

A leading Harlem broker is in danger of having two brownstones she owns in the neighborhood seized to cover the compensation a judge awarded her former employee in a civil suit. [NY Times]

The New York Foundation For Senior Citizens’ home sharing program matches senior citizens with adults over 60 looking for a roommate. [NY Times]

Elegant brownstones abound in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood, but supermarkets are few and far between. [NY Times]

Once passed over for its sleeker neighbors Bowery and Bond Streets, Great Jones is taking off with or without landmark designation. [NY Times]

As we enter a season that triggers almost as much renovation as cleaning, here’s a look at the latest trends in home improvement. [NY Times]

The Hunt: For self-described "high-maintenance" first-time home buyer Peter Kaplan, it was all about the view. [NY Times]

For an elite segment of Manhattan apartment buyers, an up-and-coming architect or starchitect has become key to a building’s pedigree. [NY Times]

The Days Inn on the Upper West Side has been enjoying its 15-minutes of fame since Governor Paterson admitted last week to having a tryst there. [NY Times]

Soho residents opposing a plan to restrict cars on Prince Street for certain weekend hours in the summer worry the measure would attract more tourists and foot traffic to the already congested neighborhood. [NY Times]

Middle class New Yorkers are hoping the economic downturn makes the city a little more affordable as they search for a "Bear Stearns discount." [NY Times]

Urban planners and community groups believe the 85-acre, cleared former industrial site of the planned Brooklyn Bridge Park doesn’t offer enough access to the waterfront. [NY Times]

From the real estate industry to the service sector, businesses across the spectrum are bracing for the expected fallout from layoffs on Wall Street. [NY Times]

The Yankees and the Mets are in talks with the city to buy their old stadiums before they are demolished to cash in on lucrative memorabilia. [NY Post]

Opponents and supporters of Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing proposal are amping up lobbying campaigns as the bill enters the final stages of the approval process. [NY Post]

The Port Authority is boosting safety measures at World Trade Center site. [NY Post]

New Jersey native Michael Grasso is auctioning off a Sin City lifestyle package including a home, Mercedes, and "sexy blond roommate" on eBay for only $790,000. [NY Post]

Wall Street firms have cut over 34,000 jobs in the past nine months, the most since the dot-com bust. [Bloomberg]

Bear Stearns stocks rally after news that JP Morgan could increase bid to $10 per-share, a move opposed by the Fed who orchestrated the sale. [Bloomberg]

The city is moving ahead with a top-to-bottom restructuring of 329 senior centers in the city, though critics fear the centers might close. [NYDN]

Though the construction of residential buildings of Atlantic Yards is on hold, the new stadium will offer a different kind of luxury suite. [NYDN]

Tiffany’s reported fourth quarter losses, but outlook brightens. [WSJ]

Countrywide Financial is raising a $2 billion fund to buy distressed mortgages. [WSJ] The (Big) Round-Up: Monday