The Round-Up: Wednesday

The Department of Buildings: Echt New York but impervious to reform. [NY Times]

A New York City Supreme Court Judge halted the construction of a private restaurant in Union Square. [NY Times]

The real world doesn’t give an inch, even in real estate. [NY Times]

The estate of the Florida woman killed in last month’s crane collapse has filed a suit in Manhattan court. [NY Post]

Between the Bricks: Air rights for one site in Chelsea Highline Zoning District were bought and transferred to another site two blocks away; What will happen to the Santiago Calavatra design for 80 South Street? [NY Post]

The Prospect Park redesign could cost an additional $25 million. [NYDN]

Broadway Partners is trying to shore up its finances before the debt on the $13.6 billion of commercial property it owns is due in 2009. [WSJ]

Lehman Brothers is promising some luxury condo buyers their money back after only three years of ownership. [WSJ]

The Round-Up: Wednesday