In the News: Saks Men’s Store Opens Next Week

••• The New York Times gets a preview of the Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store opening next week at Brookfield Place: “The 16,000-square-foot [store] will include leather and shoe repair services, made-to-measure suits and a tech bar selling the latest gadgets. In the spring, an in-house Sharps barbershop and Fika coffee shop will be added. And a monthly rotating pop-up shop will feature, in the opening weeks, 200 styles of sneakers, 40 of which are Saks exclusives.” The café is a missed opportunity; Brookfield Place could use really good coffee. (The photo is from a men’s pop-up that was evidently inside the Saks women’s store a couple of months ago.)

••• Thefts in the Tribeca Trib Police blotter (including one at the Conrad by a boy of about age 12).

••• Robert De Niro is doubling down on the anti-vaccine nonsense. —Death and Taxes

••• The New York Times visits fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra at his offices in the Woolworth Building, which he says “may be [in] the least cool area of Lower Manhattan.”

••• “The Albanese Organization […] agreed to make the Verdesian, located at 211 North End Ave. near Murray Street, more accessible to people with disabilities and look into whether rights are also being violated at the Solaire, located at 20 River Terrace in Battery Park City and at the Vanguard Chelsea, located at 77 W. 24th St. in Flatiron. The firm will also pay a civil fine of $45,000 and up to $500,000 in compensation to individuals injured or discriminated against due to the lack of accessibility at the building and a pattern of ‘willful’ discrimination against potential tenants with disabilities, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.” —DNAinfo

••• Spotify got a big recent credit to move into 4 World Trade Center; consequently, one of the World Trade Center towers is fully leased. —Curbed

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