In the News: BPCA Spending

James Cavanaugh, head of BPCA at the time (photo by Julie Shapiro for DNAinfo)

••• “The Battery Park City Authority poured $300,000 of taxpayer money into open-bar parties, pricey executive lunches and inappropriate charitable donations, an investigation by the state Inspector General’s office revealed Friday. The authority also fired an employee who complained about favoritism and paid her to keep quiet, the report said.” (DNAinfo)

••• The Steven Alan sample scrum sale is Thursday, Nov. 18 at 87 Franklin. (Racked)

••• “On Mondays, The Harrison is offering several fine wine selections at cost. Each Monday, guests can choose from two $15 selections, two $20 selections and two $25 selections to accompany their meal.” (Eater)

••• “Many are called but few are chosen to move up to pop culture’s big leagues, especially at an age when most college graduates are shopping for their first grown-up apartment. Lena Dunham, the 24-year-old writer, director and lead actor in the new film Tiny Furniture, is in the midst of becoming such a phenom. And she hasn’t even gone hunting for that apartment yet. Much as her character, Aura, she’s still living at home with her parents in the airy Tribeca loft that doubles as the set of her quasi-autobiographical comedy.” (Wall Street Journal)

••• “Curtis Brown, the front man of hard-rockin’ Bad Wizard who opened the Endless Summer taco truck and then sold it in order to move to Los Angeles and open Territory Barbecue + Records in Silver Lake, is back in New York. Rather improbably (considering the taco truck was his first professional cooking gig), he’s working as Ron Silver’s right-hand man at Bubby’s.” (Grub Street)

••• Design store Moss in Soho has been shuttered—temporarily, one hopes—by the taxman. (Mondo Blogo)

••• Just because the building that surrounds the Leaning Tower of Tribeca is going up quickly, it doesn’t mean that the folks who used to live and work in LToT wil be able to return anytime soon. (DNAinfo)


1 Comment

  1. I am hoping that Gill and Cavanaugh aren’t off the hook because they are no longer serve on that board. I hope they face criminal charges and are sufficiently humiliated by this news.