The Round-Up: Friday

Brown Harris Stevens, one of the city’s oldest and most respected real estate firms, is being sued in federal court for housing discrimination. [NY Times]

The foreclosure wave makes its way to Greenwich but even the most financially stressed homeowners there have been able to keep their properties off the auction block. [NY Times]

The CEO of the nation’s largest mortgage lender Countrywide Financial took home $121.5 million in stock options and $22.1 of compensation this year. [NY Times]

U.S. home sales in March reached their lowest level since the 1990’s. [NY Times]

The Carlyle Group may buy the retail portion of 666 Fifth Avenue. [Bloomberg]

More than 200 corpses were cleared from the crypt of Bay Ridge’s “Green Church” to make way for a condo building. [NY Post]

Hair salons and eateries take a hit as New Yorkers tighten their belts. [NYDN]

City Council members urge Mayor Bloomberg to keep planned property tax cuts in next year’s budget even if the economy worsens. [NY Sun]

Affordable housing activists are pressuring Governor Paterson to revise rent control legislation that allows affordable units to be converted to market rate. [NY Sun] The Round-Up: Friday