The Round-Up: Thursday

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