The Round-Up: Thursday

Free money! $75 billion housing plan doles out cash to the indebted. [NY Post]

… while giving bankruptcy judges the authority to shrink mortgages, which lenders don’t like so much… [WSJ]

… and which might lead to serious write-downs of bank assets. [WSJ]

It’s not perfect, but at least the bill gets at what’s really going on. [NYDN]

Ever wanted to rent a six-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot spread in Noyac for cheap? Now’s the time! [NY Post]

Well-loved archtitect Max Bond dies at 74. [Archpaper]

Paydirt: Composting takes off. [NY Times]

The Round-Up: Thursday