In the News: A Missile? Really?

••• “Fast Company’s Mark Borden [Wait, I know him! Hi, Mark!] tweets this terrifying photo of a rented, decommissioned missile that ‘Ground Zero’ ‘Mosque’ protesters are driving around the proposed Islamic community center site today, and perhaps indefinitely.” (Gawker)

••• Century 21 is opening another Manhattan store at the Barnes & Noble space at Lincoln Square. That doesn’t seem like great news for this area: Fewer tourists means fewer dollars. (Crain’s)

••• Edon Manor is having a sale. (Refinery 29)

••• Eater checks out the early word (including mine and TC commenter Kellee’s) on Stuzzicheria.

••• Landmarc‘s Marc Murphy fake-shops for picnic supplies. (New York Times)

••• The James hotel—which still looks like a giant cheese grater to me—is open. (Curbed)

••• Gerry Beckley, of the band America, collects vintage eyeglass frames—which are now being sold at Steven Alan. (New York Times)

••• “When she gets the chance, Omayra Rivera slips out of her office at Trinity Church, grabs a flashlight, mask and gloves, and climbs into the dusty darkness of the steeple that rises above St. Paul’s Chapel, a few blocks up Broadway. There, in the 18th-century tower, she might peer into the hidden crevices beneath floorboards or examine graffiti from the time of James Monroe or pry open doors shut tight—maybe for a couple of centuries. […] The 244-year-old chapel, the city’s oldest public building in continuous use, stands as one of Lower Manhattan’s most visited landmarks. But its 218-foot-high steeple, completed in 1794, had rarely if ever been seriously explored until earlier this year, when Rivera, Trinity Wall Street’s 37-year-old manager of business operations, got curious.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• “After an incubator year at Tweed Courthouse on Chambers Street, P.S. 276 is opening its very own doors this school year over at 55 Battery Place.” (Downtown Express)

••• Downtown Express profiles the Church Street School of Music and Art.


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