The (Big) Round-Up: Monday

Even the worldliest of New Yorkers admits to feeling envy, not to mention territorialism, in watching international visitors treat their city like a “Walmart of hip.” [NY Times]

A permit to temporarily close a block long section of 78th Street in Jackson Heights on Sundays is the fruit of the effort of a small band of residents. [NY Times]

Manhattan is facing a glut of one-bedroom apartments on the market, apparently because buyers, particularly first-timers, can’t get mortgages. [NY Times]

Is the orange brick building at the northeast corner at Fifth Avenue and 33rd Street that looks like the son of Carnegie Hall a landmark? [NY Times]

A new condominium building at 57 Irving Place is offering buyers access to Gramercy Park via membership at the Players Club. [NY Times]

A developer’s plan to build houses in Greenwich aimed at buyers looking in the $10 million-and-up range has fallen apart after just three mansions. [NY Times]

Real estate professionals say they see at least some glimmers of stability in the Long Island residential market, although nobody is ready to declare that the decline is definitely over. [NY Times]

A community garden in East Harlem has been forced to close to make way for a seven-story building with 29 co-op apartments. [NY Times]

This week two contiguous apartments at 740 Park Avenue will be on the market, giving a buyer the rare opportunity to combine the units into a 9-bedroom, $72-million co-op, if the finicky board goes along. [NY Times]

Broadway actress Linda Lavin closed on a one-bedroom co-op owned by Bernard Spitzer at 200 Central Park South. [NY Times]

The gentrifiers who moved into one of the East Villages first luxury buildings near Tompkins Square Park remember when their presence in the neighborhood was not so welcome. [NY Times]

A homeless man who lives on East 50th Street has built and maintained an intricate memorial for those killed in a crane collapse in March. [NY Times]

City hospitals are seeing a spike in emergency-room visits by motorcycle and scooter riders as more commuters turn to two wheels to beat the gas crunch. [NY Post]

Each year, on the weekend before the 9/11 anniversary, a West Sider takes volunteers to a community hit hard by natural disaster to work on a rebuilding project. [NY Post]

Tishman Speyer is earning less revenue from rents at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village than expected. [NY Post]

Beaches on the Jersey Shore have hiked admission fees this year. [Bloomberg]

Consumer spending jumped in June, boosted by the tax rebates provided by the economic stimulus package U.S. policymakers created earlier this year. [WSJ]

Rising dairy prices are forcing McDonald’s to reconceive its dollar menu. [WSJ]

The New York City Housing Authority plans to plug its budget deficit by selling off air rights that are available at dozens of affordable housing complexes in the city. [NY Sun]

The (Big) Round-Up: Monday