In the News: Bedrock Revival

courtesy Curbed

••• Curbed catches a glimpse of a Flintstone-like structure at Hudson River Park‘s Pier 25 and deduces it must be the snack bar. (“Bedrock Revival” is brilliant. I’m stealing it—and the photo too!) Related: Want to feel old? A few weeks ago, I asked my 15-year-old nephew and 10-year-old niece if they’d heard of the Flintstones. Neither had.

••• Nail salons are offering alcohol to patrons, notices the New York Times. (Sweet Lily gets mentioned.)

••• “The Bloomberg administration’s plan to limit the spread of hotels in north Tribeca is drawing fire from the real estate industry. The Real Estate Board of New York, the industry’s chief advocacy group, today put out testimony rather critical of a new special provision for hotels contained within the planned North Tribeca rezoning, calling it ‘disturbing precedent.’ The provision, pushed by the hotel union and agreed to by the Bloomberg administration in the context of the 2009 mayoral campaign, would require any new hotel of 100 rooms or more planned within the district to need a ‘special permit,’ and undergo extra layers of approvals. From the hotel union’s perspective, this is a way to get the City Council to have oversight over any new hotel development, and the labor-friendly Council would presumably work to block new hotels unless they have union-friendly hiring practices.” (The New York Observer)

••• “Lady Gaga is still prancing around the city in her underwear, checking out apartment rentals in the $20,000 to $25,000 range. This week, we bring you news of her visit to fancy 408 Greenwich St. in Tribeca, where she saw a fourth-floor, $24,000-a-month rental while her bartender/rocker boyfriend, Luc Carl, waited in the car. Gaga, not surprisingly, showed up in a getup including a G-string, black corset and fishnets. The one-bedroom, two-bathroom rental is 3,428 square feet and comes with a private keyed elevator and security system, along with big arched windows. And if chugging beer and an ‘occasional’ snort of cocaine takes a toll on her body, Gaga can just go down one floor to celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson’s gym.” (New York Post)

••• The New York Post looks at the W New York Downtown‘s success as a real-estate venture.

••• Five Guys Burgers and Fries has opened at 112 Fulton. (

••• “Downtown Hospital will be opening a Wellness and Prevention Center in the fall, the first of its kind in Lower Manhattan. The facility will occupy a vacant, 10,000 square-foot space on the first floor of the hospital, located at 83 Gold Street. It consists of 15 examination rooms with state-of-the art medical equipment, including echocardiography and mammography machines, and will have the capacity to serve up to 2,500 patients per year. The staff will consist of eight to 10 of the hospital’s physicians, along with nurses, medical specialists, and nutritionists.” (Downtown Express)


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