The Round-Up: Thursday

A report released by the Manhattan Borough President’s office found that the city’s tax incentive program benefits big chains that don’t use subsidies to create jobs. [NY Times]

It’s hard to believe, but most clothing has gotten cheaper in the past decade. [NY Times]

The Department of Buildings revises its crane safety rules. [NY Times]

Gimme Shelter: A condo at 15 Central Park West that sold for $30 million last month is now listed for $90 million; one of the largest beach front homes in the Hamptons has come back on the market with a reduced asking price of $75 million. [NY Post]

Governor Paterson is scrambling to find a new chief of the Empire State Development Corporation, but he is rumored to have been turned down by eight candidates in less than a month. [NY Sun]

Priced out of Brooklyn, a non-profit heads to Manhattan. [NY Sun]

With just two years left until the 2010 Census the government is leasing offices at 150 locations around the country, including one in Manhattan. [NY Sun]

City thwarts Trinity School in its plan to sell rent-controlled building. [NY Sun]

The Department of Health found evidence of mice at the Met’s restaurant. [amNY]

Bear Stearns’ eleventh hour. [WSJ] The Round-Up: Thursday