The (Big) Round-Up: Monday

The developers who make up the "real estate vanguard of the new Harlem" have all donated large sums to Representative

The developers who make up the "real estate vanguard of the new Harlem" have all donated large sums to Representative Charles Rangel. [NY Times]

The Reluctant Renovator: Financial considerations often drive buyers to choose fixer-uppers and then start the messy process of remaking their homes. [NY Times]

The collapse of the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries last year has caused the townhouse that it rented on what was once known as the "Frick Block" to be put on the market for $75 million. [NY Times]

The real estate developer behind the first non-eviction rental conversion in the city is reaping the rewards of patience. [NY Times]

The chairman and CEO of Loew’s closed on a $48 million, 14-room apartment this month, setting a new co-op record. [NY Times]

As the seventh anniversary of Bill Clinton’s arrival in Harlem approaches this week, the initial flood of good tidings has given was to mixed emotions about the former President. [NY Times]

A new brick building at 211 Elizabeth Street will blend in with the older, neighboring structures. [NY Times]

Bed Stuy’s gentrification has stalled with the economy, leaving new residents and the businesses that cater to them frustrated with the slow pace of change. [NY Times]

For the first time in 13 years, late-night train service was restored at two stations in Harlem over the weekend. [NY Times]

Some local merchants on eastern Long Island are unhappy about a deal to sublease the Amagansett Farmers Market to Eli Zabar. [NY Times]

Authorities are cracking down on retailers for even the most minor infractions in the Hamptons. [NY Post]

With less than 18 months left in Mayor Bloomberg’s term, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is in a race against the clock to approve historic designation for more than 1,000 buildings. [NY Post]

Fashion retailers are bringing back Depression-era clothing in their fall lines. [NY Post]

In previews, Brooklyn Bridge Park has received (mostly) rave reviews since a portion opened to the public on June 26. [NY Post]

Governor Paterson is expected to warn New Yorkers to expect the worst fiscal crisis since the 1970’s in a speech. [NY Post]

Report: Foreclosure filings nearly doubled in the second quarter of 2008 in Staten Island, which once again recorded the biggest increase of the five boroughs. [Crain’s]

A Congressional committee has launched a probe to determine whether the Yankees wildly inflated the value of the site for the team’s new stadium to float nearly $1 billion in tax-free bonds. [NYDN]

The success or failure of the housing bill passed by the Senate on Saturday depends largely on banks’ willingness to restructure home-loans. [WSJ]

After four decades in business on the Lower East Side, Judy’s Better Dresses will close on Thursday. [NY Times] 

The last two customers at Cheyenne Diner. [NY Times] 

At Union Square the escalators may be out of service someday. [NY Times]  The (Big) Round-Up: Monday