The Closing: Landmarks Politics; World Financial Retail; Your Home’s Price Decline Mapped


Crown Heights gets 600-building historic district. [The Real Deal]

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And the Upper West Side wants one too, along a stretch of nearly 40 streets on West End Avenue. [DNAinfo]

But it turns out that historic landmarks might not mean much to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. [Curbed NY]

The World Financial Center’s courtyard might be cleared of some of its restaurants to make way for high-end retail. [NY Post]

Extell transfers $375 million loan into servicing that specializes in restructuring troubled debt. [Bloomberg via The Real Deal]

Real-estate website Zillow maps home price declines by zip code. [Journal]

The Lower East Side’s Essex Street Market could relocate to across the street. Check out the proposed new design. [DNAinfo]

Amalgamated Bank snags senior piece of One Madison Park loan despite lawsuit from HFZ Capital. [The Real Deal]

More optimism about the Manhattan real estate market: office building sales are on the rise. [Crain’s]

Another construction union negotiates a new contract just in time, but more are still undecided as a Thursday deadline looms. [Crain’s]