The (Big) Round-Up: Monday

As Congress rushes to pass emergency legislation to help homeowners, analysts say the number of borrowers in trouble has grown from 2.6 million to 3 million. [NY Times]

Developers of a new Harlem condo decide to offer mortgages directly to buyers. [NY Times]

15 Central Park West vs. the Dakota – mock pre-war elegance vs. the real deal. [NY Times]

The Howard Street home of Putnam Rolling Ladder Company – one of the last manufacturers of its kind – remains unchanged despite trendy new neighbors. [NY Times]

Q&A: Awarding contracts to board members. [NY Times]

With Con Edison and the Utility Workers of America still “miles apart,” Gov. Paterson convinces each party to suspend talks until Tuesday. [NY Times]

Park Slope residents vent their frustrations as the suspension of the neighborhood’s alternate-side parking regulations comes to a close. [NY Times]

Luxury car dealerships on Automobile Row report record sales despite soaring gas prices. [NY Times]

Olafur Eliasson’s “New York City Waterfalls” aren’t the only the city has to offer. [NY Times]

Florent, the iconic diner at the center of the Meatpacking District’s transformation, finally closes. [NY Times]

The subprime mortgage crisis hits Queens hard. [NYDN]

Community Board 7 will vote against Bloomberg’s Willets Points plan unless he offers the board veto power over the final redevelopment proposal. [NYDN]

Buildings inspector who ignored complaints over the licensing of cranes is suspended without pay. [NYDN]

One year into her new job, Helana Williams – LIRR’s first female president – is moving full-speed ahead. [NYDN]

Subway train delays rose 44 percent in April. [NY Post]

“Amusement-safety consultant” says rides on property owned by the same developer slated to transform Coney Island are unsafe and should be shut down. [NY Post]

Wachovia could be forced to buy out Prudential Financial’s $5 billion stake in a joint brokerage venture. [NY Post]

Council members and community leaders raise objects to the city’s $59.1 billion budget despite its official approval Sunday night. [NY Sun]

The Russian Federation’s money laundering suit against the Bank of New York Mellon – a “legal nightmare” according to analysts – could be over by week’s end. [NY Sun]

The redevelopment of the World Trade Center won’t be completed until the “middle of the next decade” and will cost upwards of $3 billion more than expected, according to a Port Authority report to be released later today. [WSJ]

The (Big) Round-Up: Monday