The Round-Up

A rising tide of foreign visitors is providing New York City with a counterbalance against the economic downturn. [NY Times]

An office tower will soon rise in the Meatpacking District. [NY Times]

The richest hedge fund managers on Wall Street just keep getting richer. [NY Times]

U.S. states are experimenting with a range of solutions to the foreclosure crisis from counseling programs to emergency loan funds. [NY Times]

Governor Paterson initiates last-minute talks to save Off Track Betting before locations across New York shut in June. [NY Post]

Brooke Astor’s Upper East Side co-op will go on the market for a whopping $46 million next week. [NY Post]

Seven building inspectors have come forward to report offers of bribes to overlook violations at various construction sites. [NY Post]

The Santiago Calatrava “Sky Cube” building is dead in the water. [NY Post]

Completion of the Ground Zero transportation hub is delayed until to 2013. [NYDN]

A bill requiring landlords to clean up mold in apartments of tenants with respiratory problems will be introduced to City Council today. [NYDN]

The Chairman of the Landmarks Preservation Commission is asking Rudin Management to rethink its proposal to develop St. Vincent’s. [NY Sun]

U.S. housing starts dropped twice as much as expected in March to a 17-year low. [Bloomberg]


The Round-Up