The Round-Up: Friday

Area legislators’ response to Ravitch’s M.T.A. rescue plan reveals support for payroll taxes and staunch opposition to bridge tolls. [NY Times]

Bush moving ahead with plan to auction off landing slots at area airports despite the strenuous objections of airlines. [NY Times]

Three NYC schools who received D’s and F’s on their report card to be shuttered. [NY Times]

As a second-home destination, Salida offers all the sporting opportunities—skiing, fishing, boating—of other Colorado towns like Aspen or Telluride, without all the crowds. [NY Times]

When (and when not) to sell and buy a second home. [NY Times]

Floyd Norris on the “fascinating lawsuit” filed by Donald Trump over loan repayments for his Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago. [NY Times]

Work at Atlantic Yards comes to a screeching halt as Ratner deals with a barrage of lawsuits. [NYDN]

Residents of Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle call for more low-income housing—in towers, if necessary—as part of the city’s redevelopment of the area. [NYDN]

Hundreds of raucous seniors protest Bloomberg’s plan to modernize the city’s senior centers, which would force many to close. [NYDN]

FDNY cuts nighttime staff at a number of firehouses in order to save $9 million. [NY Post]

U.S. companies shed 533,000 jobs in November, pushing the nation’s unemployment rate to 6.7 percent—the highest in 15 years. [WSJ]

Even the Treasury’s plan to push mortgage rates to 4.5 percent, may not be enough to address the core issue affecting the housing market: consumer confidence. [WSJ]

Communities around the country struggling with foreclosures are frustrated with the measly sums they’ve received from the federal government to combat the problem. [WSJ]

The Round-Up: Friday