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

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]

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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