Plus: Profile of architect Thierry Despont; parking lot owner refuses to let school block street for recess; another World Trade Center mall tenant gets sued for bailing; the history of 176 Franklin, where Riverrun was; city to sell lovely old Centre Street building to developer who can demolish it; Saks aims to be like a website; Cut's chef and art. / 4 comments
You know what this neighborhood needs? Manicures! Plus: More on the Market Lane grocery/food court coming to the World Trade Center mall; the delivery-only "restaurant" on Reade; 125 Greenwich might be taller, or it might not; celebrity couple separates; should a landmarked plaza get glass pavilions?
"Whatever you might say about this neighborhood as it evolves, it will always be the place where people do know your name and care that you are around," says Logan Levkoff, a sexologist and sexuality educator. "It’s why I can’t live anywhere else." / 1 comment
"At Savor, we're reinventing keepsake organization to make it stylish, fun, and easy," say the founders of Savor. "Childhood is over in the blink of an eye, but our memories last forever." / 2 comments
In other parts of Manhattan developers are being held to the mandates. I guess the question is whether this developer... — A / In the News: Phone Snatchings
Starbucks is open now. Looks a lot more upscale than the usual branch. They call it the reserve bar. — Dave / Seen & Heard: New Starbucks in Brookfield Place
It's not about "economic sense, " but rather politics. The City would seemingly rather build fewer affordable housing units and... — James / In the News: Phone Snatchings
It would be a double standard if EDC is allowed to place the affordable housing far away from the site.... — James / In the News: Phone Snatchings
The city sells these Civic Center buildings because they have not maintained them and they are now decrepit and falling... — Reademan / In the News: Phone Snatchings
Ah, it's your photo! Thanks, will add that. And we seem confident that it was indeed Tribeca. (If you have... — Erik Torkells / Seen & Heard: Roof Tree Removed
Sorry about the wrong date! I was in NYC a lot in the 80s/90s/00s. The photo was shot on film... — Jake / Seen & Heard: Roof Tree Removed
Plus: FiDi resident Yuh-Line Niou won the state-assembly primary; "the Jerry Seinfeld of France" bought in Tribeca; Viking ship to visit Battery Park City; Chuck Schumer had to skip event honoring him. / 1 comment
Plus: The Jenner sisters reportedly broke the elevator that they got stuck inside; Atera does well in new restaurant ratings; Arne Svenson's voyeuristic photos are hanging in a well-reviewed Village restaurant.