The Round-Up: Wednesday

Former residents of East Harlem are using a Web site to finance repairs for Holy Rosary Church. [NY Times]

High-end retailers and eateries are opening at JFK. [NY Times]

Revenge of the MetroCard machines part II. [NY Times]

A farmer is dealing with a drop in sales and credibility for violating the “producers-only” rule governing many of the city’s farmers’ markets. [NY Times]

An investment fund that prospered from past crises agreed to pay $6.2 billion for most of the toxic, mortgage-linked investments held by Merrill Lynch. [NY Times]

Sean Connery’s neighbors filed another complaint against the actor in court yesterday relating to the court-ordered construction work being done in his home. [NY Post]

A survey of subway toilets in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn found most were either locked or so poorly stocked and maintained that they were virtually unusable. [NY Post]

Jones Beach earned the highest ranking of the New York City beaches in a new report. [NY Post]

City Sports has signed a 15,612-square-foot retail lease in the Rockefeller Center area. [NY Post]

A Flatbush church is getting a “big ass fan” to battle the summer heat. [NYDN]

Residential developers rushed to build in May and June before less-lucrative tax break rules kicked in July 1. [NYDN]

Report: Non-residential construction costs in New York City are the most expensive in the US, and nearly three times more than in Chicago and Atlanta. [NY Sun]

A judge has thrown out subpoenas that would have required three Park Avenue co-op boards to hand over documents about the social lives of residents. [NY Sun]

The Round-Up: Wednesday