In the News: Man of Glass

••• David Bouley sold his apartment on E. 10th St. for $1.4 million, down from the $2.4 million originally asked in 2007. (New York Times)

••• Glass artist James Carpenter, whose office is at 145 Hudson, gets profiled in the New York Times. He has worked on 7 World Trade (left) and the Fulton Street Transit Center, among many other buildings.

••• Speaking of which: The Wall Street Journal has an animated video of inside the transit center. (via Curbed)

••• Downtown Express profiles Downtown Dance Factory.

••• An interview with Shaun Hergatt on the one-year anniversary of his restaurant, SHO Shaun Hergatt: “We have more destination diners coming to SHO restaurant than we have local community, and that was a very strange thing to us. The local luncheon—we had the downtowners come and eat here. Once we capture the local diners, they loved it. They come back. But to get them here, it was quite difficult because obviously, it’s not a casual restaurant like they might generally frequent, so we had to try and break their habits, and still at times, what we offer is not what they like to eat. It took us about six months to get there, but after that six month period a lot people started to flow in.” (Eater)

••• 140 William has been sold; will it go condo? (Curbed)

••• “The 9/11 health bill was shot down on Capital [sic] Hill Thursday night after failing to attain the two thirds majority necessary for passage in the House. The bill, known as the Zadroga Act in honor of fallen 9/11 first responder James Zadroga, would guarantee the long-term operations of health care programs set up years ago for first responders and residents who were hurt or became ill in the aftermath of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center. Following the vote, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner took to the floor to make an angry, fist-thumping speech in which he accused Republicans of hiding behind objections to the procedural rules at play, including limited debate on the bill and no amendments, when they voted against it. ‘You vote yes if you believe yes,’ he yelled furiously, rapping the podium with his fist. ‘You vote in favor of something if you believe it’s the right thing.'” That last sentence may very well be what distinguishes a Democrat from a Republican. (DNAinfo)


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