The Round-Up: Wednesday

New York Historical Society drops efforts to expand with a $100 million condo and five-story annex. [NY Times] Eight new

New York Historical Society drops efforts to expand with a $100 million condo and five-story annex. [NY Times]

Eight new bids arrive for Brooklyn’s massive Starrett City housing complex. [NY Times]

Advocacy group report accuses M.T.A.’s bus service of lagging behind a 22 percent surge in ridership. [NY Times]

City comptroller says East River property in danger of “catastrophic failure.” [NY Times]

A new website – called the Implode-O-Meter – tracks lenders’ multiplying miseries. [NY Times]

New Yorkers with children – a growing demographic of late – struggle to deal with noisy children and sensitive neighbors. [NY Times]

After 30 years, a group of East Village artists get their own condo. [NY Times]

For the third time in a little over a month, a climber attempts to scale the Times Building. [NYDN]

Air traffic controllers warn that the mid-air maneuvers that caused Saturday’s near-collision at Kennedy Airport are becoming more common. [NYDN]

Between the Bricks: Most of the Chrysler Building now in the hands of Abu Dhabi Investment Corp., and a Lower East Side housing complex sells for $174 million. [NY Post]

Realty Check: With West Elm and Chase Bank signed on, only 2,000 square feet remain of 15 CPW’s store space. [NY Post]

Atlantic Yards opponents, led by Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, file an appeal in New York State Appellate Court. [NY Sun]

Former Port Authority chief seeks investigation into whether “fraud or other crimes” have been committed in the redevelopment of the WTC site. [NY Sun]

Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the government’s temporary lending program to the nation’s banks may be extended through 2009. [WSJ]

Business groups angered by Time Equities’ redevelopment plan for Sunset Park’s Federal Building. [Crain’s] The Round-Up: Wednesday