The Round-Up: Thursday

Merrill Lynch has formally ended talks with the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein over moving its headquarter to the

Merrill Lynch has formally ended talks with the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein over moving its headquarter to the new World Trade Center. [NY Times]

Representative Charles B. Rangel’s neighbors at Lenox Terrace in Harlem say prominent residents get a better deal then the other rent-stabilized tenants. [NY Times]

Set back from President Street in Carroll Gardens is a small Romanesque Revival building that gets a lot of attention from Brooklynites. [NY Times]

Luxury, bed bug-fighting mattress covers are on the way. [NY Times]

The city unveiled 33 new construction site regulations in response to the Deutsche Bank blaze. [NY Post]

Gimme Shelter: The founder of Nine West is rumored to be putting his 15-acre Hamptons estate on the market for over $100 million; American Idol star Taylor Hicks is moving into a condo on Broadway. [NY Post]

The Chinatown Organization will continue its push for a Business Improvement District next year. [Crain’s]

The Federal Transportation Administration said it would not give the MTA more funds for the new Fulton Street Transit hub. [NYDN]

The two remaining pieces of privately held property in the footprint of Columbia’s expansion are expected to be designated part of a "blighted" area today, paving the way for the possible use of eminent domain. [NY Sun]

In a city where there’s no where to grow but up, rooftop additions are increasingly popular. [NY Sun]

Italian Spa Risanamento’s space in the Barney’s flagship store may sell for $50 million below the previous sale price. [NY Sun]

A Russian billionaire is making waves with a Philippe Starck-designed yacht. [WSJ] The Round-Up: Thursday