The Round-Up: Tuesday

Luxury Manhattan homes now selling for less and taking longer to sell. [NY Post]

More on the charges against the rigger in last year’s fatal East 51st crane collapse. [NY Post]

Realty Check: Sources say sale of 1540 Broadway looming–and it won’t be for all that much. Meanwhile, efforts to sell Worldwide Plaza may be on hold. And the Metro Theater at 99th and Broadway becoming an Urban Outfitters. [NY Post]

Goody’s Family Clothing going out of business. [NY Post]

Bloomberg’s plan to create or preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing by 2013 has been pushed back a year because of the recession. [NY Times]

Manhattan fourth-quarter housing reports show declines in deal-making. [NY Times]

Great recession saves Upper West Side’s Emerald Inn from eviction. [NY Times]

Nonresidential projects help construction spending nationwide fall less than expected. [NY Times]

One report says Manhattan housing sales dropped 34 percent quarterly. [NYDN]

Two tenants and a building manager go on trial for Bronx blaze that killed two firefighters. [NYDN]

Two New York mortgage brokerages agree to pay restitution after charging minorities higher fees. [Crain’s]

The Round-Up: Tuesday