In the News: Inside 1 World Trade

courtesy Curbed

••• Curbed got a hardhat tour of 1 World Trade as part of Open House New York (and took lots of pix).

••• “Political pundit Dan Senor and ex-CNN anchor Campbell Brown just closed on a $3.9 million apartment in Tribeca—about $600,000 off its $4.49 million asking price, reports The Post’s Jennifer Gould Keil. The three-bedroom, three-bath, full-floor condo at 71 Murray St. has 4,000 square feet of space and includes a state-of-the-art kitchen, a fireplace, private outdoor space and water views.” (New York Post)

••• “The Westboro Baptist Church, paramours of a particularly hysterical brand of hatred, are back in town tomorrow, protesting at synagogues, Jewish centers and LGBT events across the city. […] In case you’re in the area and are interested in joining the counter-protests, Westboro are expected to be protesting outside […] Tribeca Rooftop (5:15–6 p.m.—the PFLAG awards are being held there).” I’m planning to ignore them. (Gothamist)

••• The New York Times looks into SoulCycle versus Flywheel Sports: “But SoulCycle also now has muscular competition in the form of Flywheel Sports—founded in February by Ruth Zukerman, one of SoulCycle’s original three founders and onetime star instructor, with Tiki Barber, a former professional football player who used to take her class with his wife (Mr. Barber’s affiliation with Flywheel has since ended after news of an extramarital affair surfaced). Two other Flywheel locations have opened, at the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side, and in Sag Harbor, N.Y., with five more in the works. Ms. Zukerman, known for her emotionally charged teaching style, left SoulCycle in November under circumstances that she said she is legally restricted from discussing. The remaining founders, Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, seem intent on expunging their former partner from their past. The company story at SoulCycle’s Web site doesn’t even mention her. Last Thursday, in a joint interview with Ms. Rice, Ms. Cutler said simply, ‘Ruth worked with us for a time. We decided to part ways. We wish her the best.’ Yet they seemed visibly uncomfortable: hands tucked between their toned thighs, as if bracing for impact.”

••• New York mag’s architecture critic doesn’t like Park51’s design. (via Curbed)

••• The Franks who own Frankies Spuntino tell Eater where they like to eat: “FC: Matsugen. Number one. Number two? Matsugen. Number three? Matsugen. FF: It’s the most underrated restaurant in this city.”


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