Trade war fears sink mortgage rates, Yankee legend becomes a NYC landlord, & more

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Mortgage rates have fallen in recent weeks because of concerns about a U.S.-China trade war and slowing global growth (MarketWatch)

Retired Yankee legend Alex Rodriguez and NYC real estate veteran Barbara Corcoran paired up to buy a 21-unit rental tower in the East Village (New York Post)

A look at the Bushwick Neighborhood Plan, intended to curtail out-of-context development in the north Brooklyn neighborhood (

Could Hart Island in the Bronx, still an active burial ground for unclaimed bodies, become a city park? (The New York Times)

New Jersey ranked 10th in a report on states with highest number of burglary arrests—New York was 14th (press release)

The real-life owners of Tony Soprano’s house from “The Sopranos”—a 5,600-square-foot home in North Caldwell, N.J.,—are asking $3.4 million for it (The New York Times)