The Round-Up: Friday

Stage is set for the biggest financial bailout in American history. [NY Times]

Nature Conservancy purchases a 14,600-acre parcel of the Adirondacks prized by Ralph Waldo Emerson for $16 million. [NY Times]

A rare, 200-pound orchid blooms in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. [NY Times]

Opening an independent bookstore in New York. [NY Times]

Furnishing your home at the MoMA. [NY Times]

New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee becomes a haven for opulent second homes. [NY Times]

A slice of utopia in Alabama. [NY Times]

Mixing business with pleasure at your second home. [NY Times]

At Capitol Hill hearing, Dennis Kucinich notes “substantial evidence of improprieties and possible fraud” regarding the $942 million in tax-exempt bonds used in the building of the new Yankee Stadium. [NYDN]

Survey shows cops have penchant for harassing housing project residents. [NYDN]

Bull leads Queens cops on 14-hour chase before dying mysteriously. [NY Post]

Window repairmen left dangling 700 feet above Midtown. [NY Post]

SEC outlaws short selling. [NY Sun]

Wall Street could cost New York State 40,000 jobs and $3 billion in tax revenue. [NY Sun]

Mansions default nationwide as the housing crisis hits the luxury market. [WSJ]

The Round-Up: Friday