In the News: Raphael De Niro

By Joshua Bright for the New York Times

••• The New York Times profiles real-estate broker Raphael De Niro in depth.

••• “The Alliance for Downtown New York counted 60 media companies now in or moving to the area below Chambers Street. Condé Nast, The Daily News, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and The National Enquirer have announced plans to move their offices from Midtown to the financial district and the World Trade Center neighborhood, where they will be joining The Forward, Inc., Fast Company and Men’s Fitness, the music-rights organization BMI, and others. The Downtown Alliance estimates that there will soon be 5,375 media employees working downtown, not including Condé Nast.” (New York Times)

••• Curbed‘s recap of “Selling New York” includes this storyline: “The second story from last night’s psychodrama catapults us into the willful world of Warburg agent Deborah Lupard and her reluctant client, Dr. Dennis Cardone. […] Deb explains that Doc literally bought a Financial District apartment (that she brokered) on a Wednesday and wants to sell it on a Friday. Basically, it was a giant OOOPS! Doc’s issue? He likes the pad, but not so much the nabe. He feels Wall Street is a 9-5 hustle n’ bustle worky scene, and frankly, there aren’t enough people around to return his smile.” He decided to stay, then he decided to leave.

••• “Brian Bistrong, who, as Eater reported, closed his restaurant Braeburn in Greenwich Village over the weekend, says he has gone back to working with David Bouley. […] Mr. Bistrong said he will work with Mr. Bouley on his many projects.” (New York Times)

••• “An NYPD crackdown on Canal Street’s illegal vendors has the sellers fighting back. ‘They have become more aggressive, even with us,’ said Capt. Edward Winski, commanding officer of the 1st Precinct. ‘They used to be more timid. [Now] they fight with us, and then they run.’ Since March, the NYPD has arrested 1,605 illegal vendors and seized nearly $50,000, 24,675 handbags, 8,748 DVDs and 6,619 watches, Winski told the 1st Precinct Community Council Thursday night.” (DNAinfo)

••• Tribeca resident Rachel Sharfstein asked Bon Appétit magazine to get Locanda Verde’s recipe for almond cake with boysenberry jam, which it did, but which it didn’t post online, so here’s a PDF (click to enlarge). A bit of mag-making advice for Bon App: The “R.S.V.P.” section—in which readers request recipes—is clearly a reader favorite. So build it out; I know I’d love to hear from the chefs (in this case, Locanda Verde’s pastry chef Karen DeMasco) about what inspired the recipe, or a tip about making the dish, or what goes nicely with it, whatever. After all, the chefs must be flattered that someone loved their dish enough to ask for it. Some days I really I miss magazines.

••• Curbed breaks down the NYT‘s article on the William Beaver House. Dean & DeLuca isn’t coming as promised.

••• The Wall Street Journal interviews Jim Whitaker, the director of Rebirth, the documentary about life after 9/11.

••• The penthouse at Artisan Lofts—the last unit in the building to sell—was snapped up by one David L. Alexander for $7.77 million. Hate u. (Curbed)


1 Comment

  1. LOL about the Selling NY segment, but seriously Dr. Cordone has amazing bedside manner, and is excellent with sports injuries. We adore him.