The (Big) Round-Up: Monday

From hiring a car service for prospective buyers to buying new trash cans for properties on the market, brokers say they are having to be more creative to earn their 6 percent commission. [NY Times]

The Hunt: Cats are the impetus for a couple to move from their studio in Sheepshead Bay. [NY Times]

Two telephone company buildings on Willoughby Street in Brooklyn have the same owner and starkly different designs. [NY Times]

The Upper East Side townhouse where Andy Warhol created some of his most influential pop art is about to go on the market. [NY Times]

Condos on both sides of the Hudson River boast great views of the harbor and a stable of amenities. One happens to be half the price and in New Jersey. [NY Times]

Right after Barbara Gutmacher Girard’s discrimination suit against the Waldorf Hotel was settled, she and her wheelchair-bound mother closed on a condo at the Plaza. [NY Times]

Since Beijing was selected as the host of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in 2001, the government has poured $40 billion into new infrastructure projects. [NY Times]

Habitats: On the Upper East Side a veterenarian lives a horizontal life in a vertical city. [NY Times]

Q&A: Co-ops’ annual financial reports. [NY Times]

How to makeover your bathroom without new products. [NY Times]

A Harlem minister is leading a boycott of neighborhood stores aimed at reversing escalating property values there and stopping the gentrification process. [NY Times]

The city’s 59 community boards brace for funding cuts from the city. [NY Times]

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan will not be considered until the budget is passed. [NY Post]

Lawmakers blast an MTA plan to invest $150 million in its old headquarters in Brooklyn and propose that portions of the building be sold or leased instead. [NY Post]

The Secretary of the Federal Housing and Urban Development Agency is expected to announce his resignation today. [NY Post]

The Upper East and Upper West Sides are enjoying a resurgence in popularity with prospective home buyers. [NY Post]

More than $20 million of planned developments are dead or risk never seeing the light of day. [NYDN]

Under a revised version of the congestion pricing bill low income drivers could get a break on fees. [NYDN]

New York Presbysterian Hospital could acquire bankrupt hospital in the Bronx. [NY Sun]

Manhattan’s residential real estate market is finally showing its first signs of a fallout as job cuts on Wall Street continue. [Bloomberg]

The (Big) Round-Up: Monday