The Round-Up: Wednesday

An appeals court ruled that the Port Authority was 68 percent responsible for the ’93 World Trade Center attacks, leaving the agency liable for over $100 million in damages. [NY Times]

Pushcarts give way to high-end boutiques on the Lower East Side. [NY Times]

A steel worker was critically injured after plunging 25 feet at an East 29th Street construction site yesterday. [NY Times]

A proposal to demolish the Provincetown Playhouse hampers NYU’s community conciliation efforts. [NY Times]

The road to a jumbo mortgage was supposed to get easier. [NY Times]

Between the Bricks: Scores has been entertaining offers in the $40 million range since it became clear that its liquor license would be pulled; Nakheel is in contract to sell the Knickerbocker Hotel to a neighboring developer. [NY Post]

Landlords of the city’s 1 million rent stabilized apartments are pushing for a 10 to 15 percent rent hike to offset higher maintenance costs. [NYDN]

Queens Representative Anthony Weiner is seeking federal funding to expand affordable housing in the city. [NY Sun]

A federal appeals court wants the Food and Drug Administration to weigh in on whether to cities can compel eateries to post calorie counts. [NY Sun]

A new Queens power plant is facing opposition in City Council. [NY Sun] The Round-Up: Wednesday