In the News: Hudson Square

By Michael Appleton for the New York Times

••• The New York Times real-estate section looks at what it’d be like to live in West Soho South Village Hudson Square: “Some residents of those new buildings value privacy, and the neighborhood, while busy during the workday, has far less foot traffic than Soho. Of course, that does mean fewer options for buying daily necessities and groceries.” Well, there’s always the Ear Inn (right).

••• Landmarc‘s Marc Murphy does Grub Street‘s “New York Diet” food diary.

••• Actress Leelee Sobieski appears to have babyproofed her Tribeca loft by removing almost everything from it. (People)

••• A profile of Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind Park51. (New York Times)

••• Dick Cavett on the opposition to Park51: “What can it be that is faulty in so many people’s thought processes, their ethics, their education, their experience of life, their understanding of their country, their what-have-you that blinds them to the fact that you can’t simultaneously maintain that you have nothing against members of any religion but are willing to penalize members of this one?” (New York Times)

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  1. Isn’t the sign at Century 21 overlooking the WTC site that reads “Fall into Fashion at C21” more offensive than an unbuilt Park51? Even more offensive than when the half & half container at Starbucks is empty when you go to fix your coffee? I know, riiiiiiiight?

  2. What ever happened to live and let live? It seems that human beings have to hate some group of people (usually over some misguided view of a religious group). Didn’t the Holocaust teach us anything???????