The (Big) Round-Up: Monday

Buildings like 1095 Avenue of the Americas—whose new tenants are suddenly refusing to move in, citing the high cost of rent from leases signed two years ago—are victims of Midtown Manhattan’s slumping real estate economy. [NY Times]

With winter on the horizon, Con Edison heads out to inspect every transmission tower between NYC and Dutchess County. [NY Times]

The economic slowdown hits NYC real estate as home prices and sales volumes drop across Manhattan. [NY Times]

Park Slope pioneers modernize their four-story brownstone. [NY Times]

A Gramercy Park family makes the jump to Hell’s Kitchen. [NY Times]

With the economy tanking, more of New Jersey’s historic homes are being saved from demolition and redevelopment. [NY Times]

An UES apartment where Obama wooed a swarm of investment bankers hits the market for $14.5 million. [NY Times]

Of the 326 apartments at Phiippe Starck’s Downtown, 36 have been put up for sale, including a $11 million duplex owned by Adam Sender—the same involved in the wiretapping trial of private detective Anthony Pellicano. [NY Times]

Court rules that city officials broke the law when they started construction on a school in the South Bronx without first developing a plan to ensure future attendees would not be exposed to pollutants at the site. [NY Times]

For some, Somers offers the perfect retreat, for others, the small Westchester County town can seem too remote and underdeveloped. [NY Times]

Thoughts from Ada Louise Huxtable—the nation’s premiere architecture critic—on how there are worst things for NYC than a sinking economy. [NY Times]

Residents of Staten Island’s North Shore come together to start a food co-op. [NY Times]

Soil tests of Willets Point show significant levels of toxins leaking into the ground water, a finding that adds ballast to Bloomberg’s redevelopment efforts. [NYDN]

Both elevators at the Bronx’s Mott Haven Houses break down, forcing residents to the stairwells of the 22-floor building. [NYDN]

NYC Housing Authority charging Community Board 18 only $32 a month to rent its Glenwood offices. [NYDN]

The Intrepid—an aircraft carrier turned museum—opens its doors this weekend after a $115 million makeover. [NYDN]

State commission recommends adding tolls to four NYC bridges as a means of closing MTA’s widening budget gap. [NYDN]

Biking riderships jumps across all three Boroklyn bridges. [NYDN]

Whitestone Shopping Center in Queens devastated by two-alarm fire. [NYDN]

Paterson’s $2 billion in proposed budget cuts may be headed for defeat next week. [NY Post]

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation refuses to die even though it held only seven public meetings in the last 17 months. [NY Post]

Elite private schools may face severe enrollment declines if parents are unable to foot the bill for rapidly rising tuition costs. [NY Post]

As part of the latest round of land acquisitions, NYC grabs a half-acre of Willets Point for $3.5 million. [NY Post]

NYPD to reveal its “Ring of Steel”—a Broadway center commanding 5,000 cameras gazing down on Lower Manhattan—by November’s end. [NY Post]

Feds restructure their $123 billion bailout of AIG with a new $150 billion package with easier terms for the insurance giant. [WSJ]

Donald Trump sues to extend a $640 million construction loan on his 92-story Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago. [WSJ]

The (Big) Round-Up: Monday