In the News: Inside Carol Alt’s Apartment

••• The New York Post visits model Carol Alt’s Tribeca apartment: “The 3,200-plus-square-foot pad Alt bought for $2 million [in 2001] features four bedrooms (which she reconfigured into two big bedrooms and one enormous office), four bathrooms, a 50-by-30-foot living room with 13 1/2-foot ceilings, a dining room, a spacious kitchen and a workout area.” One has to assume there are more photos in the print edition…?

••• Manhattan Loft Guy dissects a sale at 1 Hudson.

••• There’s a big glassy building coming to Sixth and Vandam; it looks sort of like 101 Warren crossed with a Zippo. —Curbed

••• 1stdibs profiles designer/broker Damon Liss, whose office is on Hudson, next to Torly Kid.

••• Costume designer Suzy Benzinger, who lives on Lispenard, talks to the New York Times about working on Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. Cate Blanchett may be the only actor alive who could persuade me to see another Allen film….

••• “Downtown Express and its sister NYC Community Media publications are sponsoring a debate for the two candidates running in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary for the City Council First District race—Councilmember Margaret Chin and Democratic District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar—on Thurs., Aug. 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, near Leonard St.” One of the two recently sent out a mailing that made me decide who to vote for…. Not sure whether to endorse or not, except definitely this: PLEASE DO NOT VOTE FOR ELIOT SPITZER.

••• Former BPCA president Demetrios Boutris “will head a land development and land consulting company based in Roseville, Calif., according to an announcement released Thursday by the company, KT Communities. […] It is still unclear is why Boutris quit with no notice or public comment.” —Tribeca Trib

••• A trainer at Aqua made Racked‘s Hottest Trainer contest. Does this really send the right message? Shouldn’t we be searching for the Smartest Trainer?

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