In the News: Sigerson Morrison Sale

••• “Determined to go out with a bang, Sigerson Morrison founders Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison are planning the best last hurrah of all: A blowout sale! Madison Avenue Spy has word that the duo will hold a three-day ‘Crazy Sale’ at Steven Sclaroff at 44 White Street. What’s the crazy part? Prices are starting at 25 bucks. She also reports that most of the items will be marked down to 75% off, and that you can expect signature styles and an “extensive stock [that] includes bold colors, metallics and exotic skins.” […] The sale will begin on Friday, May 20 and run through Sunday, May 22. Hours are 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.” (Racked)

••• “This Year’s Steven Alan Sale Is a Bit of a Let-Down.” (Racked)

••• Score one for common sense: “After losing appeal, crap art vendors to be limited in Union Square, Central Park, Battery Park and the High Line.” (DNAinfo)

••• “The Post’s Lois Weiss reports that the building’s owners will decide within the next 30 to 45 days whether the Woolworth [Building’s] top floors will be a hotel or rental apartments. The permits for $6 million worth of work got Department of Buildings approval earlier this month. As for which of its possible futures is more likely, building partner Steve Witkoff says lots of interested parties have come forward to do the floors as a hotel, but rentals might be a better financial move for the owners.” (Curbed, which also has a link to the Flickr photostream of jphillipobrien2006, who has some great photos of the Woolworth Building)

••• “The United States Postal Service is close to striking a deal with the city to turn the Peck Slip Post Office into a school, officials said this week.” It could open as soon as 2015. (DNAinfo)

••• Chris Salgado, the president of Kiehl’s, lives in Tribeca. (New York Daily News)

••• “A boisterous and passionate crowd turned out at I.S. 89 Wednesday afternoon in an effort to save—yet again—the school’s free after-school program from city cuts.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• “Ground Zero Cultural Center Stuck at Square One.” (New York Observer, via Curbed)

••• “The planned Collective Hardware [which is a sort of club night?] space planned for the basement of Greenhouse appears to be over before it ever got started. Apparently, the project has hit permitting problems and may never get built. Collective Hardware will now head over to the old Canal Room space [at W. Broadway and Canal] for the time being, re-activating a space that has been used for corporate events since it closed down.” (Eater, regarding a BlackBook item)

••• A Bloomberg report on the 5 to Ride campaign to get deliverypeople (and other cyclists) to ride more safely included this: “About 50 businesses have signed the pledge, including The Odeon in Tribeca, Landmarc, Dorian’s Seafood Market on the Upper East Side and ‘Wichcraft’s 13 locations in New York. Gruskin is also working with, a network of 6,500 restaurants in the U.S. and in London that employ delivery and takeout workers, to adopt the 5 to principles.” [Pats self on back.]


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