The Round-Up: Friday

European and Asian stock markets open sharply down, while U.S. future fall to their lowest allowable levels. [NY Times]

Con Edison asks the Public Service Commission to approve a higher rate increase for the utility next year. [NY Times] 

Federal agencies are the worst violators of NYC’s parking regulations. [NY Times] 

Governor Corzine urges more federal funds to help New Jersey stop the spread of its foreclosure crisis to the suburbs. [NY Times] 

While there may be more homes for sale in the Hamptons this season, they certainly don’t cost any less. [NY Times] 

For this young Nascar star, New York is a refuge from the hustle and bustle of Charlotte, North Carolina. [NY Times] 

Closing your second home up for the winter. [NY Times] 

Despite the economic downturn, the market for homes in “active-adult” communities remains strong. [NYDN] 

NYC Transit stops subway service in Astoria to honor the life of a fallen colleague. [NYDN] 

Residents of Queens’ Parkway Village—a one-time housing complex for United Nation personnel—consider whether or not to landmark their homes. [NYDN] 

Thirty-three poodles rescued from their elderly owners in Queens. [NY Post] 

Three police officers accused of beating and sodomizing a 24-year-old Brooklyn man in the Prospect Park subway station. [NY Post] 

As fears over the real estate market grow, so too do the nasty user comments at real estate blogs like Brownstoner and SocketSite. [WSJ] 

Nationwide, foreclosure filings rise 3 percent this quarter and 71 percent from a year earlier, but recent state legislation is stemming the tide of the crisis. [WSJ] 

The Round-Up: Friday