In the News: Mosque Façade

••• Antiques dealer Steven Sclaroff showed off his favorites (that sounds dirty!) in the New York Times’s T Magazine. To see it, go here, then click on “View print magazine,” and find page 33.

Photo by Siegel (courtesy Daily News)

••• The New York Daily News has a report on Cordoba House, the mosque and Islamic cultural center coming to Park Place—and even better, it has a photo of the new 13-story building’s interesting façade. “The glass-and-steel building would include a 500-seat performing arts venue, a swimming pool and a basketball court. […] The facilities will be open to all New Yorkers.” But if you read the article (and especially the comments), brace yourself for some quotes from bigots.

••• Marc Forgione does Grub Street‘s food diary. The man eats well.

••• The trial is underway of the man accused of sneaking through the skylight in actress Amanda Peet’s Duane Street loft and stealing her jewelry. (Daily News)

••• Curbed checks out how things are going at the BPC’s Riverhouse: “Seven deals have closed since the ownership switch in March, with 15 more in contract, allegedly all ‘at or within a few percent’ of asking prices post-choppage. Lots of Goldman employees are reportedly among the buyers, thanks to that short commute, and several buyers that opted to back out during the developer tussle have apparently come back to buy again.”

••• The G.I. Joe Short-Film Festival at 92YTribeca (last night; sorry, technical issues kept me from posting this yesterday) got some attention in the New York Times.


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