The Round-Up: Wednesday

Conceding the failure of the South Street Seaport pier as a “festival marketplace,” its owners plan to replace it with a mixed-use project including an apartment and hotel tower. [NY Times]

Robert DeNiro pleaded with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to legalize, or retroactively approve, additions and changes to the original design of the Greenwich Hotel penthouse. [NY Times]

About a dozen budget hotels will soon rise in what’s left of the Garment District. [NY Times]

A pair of bronze eagles return to their old perches on a war memorial statue in Central Park after a three-decade absence. [NY Times]

Some real estate professionals are sensing a possible resurgence for the office market in New Jersey. [NY Times]

A man in Jefferson County, Ala., has sued JPMorgan and 10 other banks, claiming their work on county bond transactions saddled residents with soaring sewer bills. [NY Times]

Artist LeRoy Neiman has donated $1 million to create a permanent home for a Harlem arts center. [NY Post]

The NYPD will stage a ticketing and towing blitz in Lower Manhattan. [NY Post]

Nearly 100 bidders from around the world have submitted offers to Eastdil Secured for the four Macklowe Properties that comprise the so-called Pool One. [NY Post]

Despite opposition from the banking and mortgage lending industries, Governor Paterson and legislative leaders are moving closer to an agreement on foreclosure legislation. [NY Sun]

Mayor Bloomberg announced a new "Bronx is Building" initiative in the South Bronx yesterday. [NY Sun]

Former Citigroup CEO Chuck Price is having trouble finding a buyer for his Tudor-style Greenwich mansion. [Bloomberg] The Round-Up: Wednesday