In the News: Elephant on Franklin Street

••• “The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be a grand but subdued affair in New York City that will involve two presidents, poetry readings and visits by victims’ family members to the new memorial, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Friday. President Obama and his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, will attend, Mr. Bloomberg said.” (New York Times)

Courtesy Milk Made

••• More from Nicola Formichetti on his forthcoming pop-up shop: “I can tell you this, the theme for Vogue Hommes Japan was freedom fighters, Greek gods meet boxers, and for Modern China Weekly I wanted to present 12 young designers from China, which I will be showcasing in my pop-up store NICOLA’s in New York from September 8 – 21 on 57 walker street in Tribeca. I will have cool stuff from Japan, young designers, Uniqlo, a performance space. As well as creations that I did for Mugler, Lady Gaga, etc.. Also I’m launching my own brand next year, so there will be a sneak preview of what’s coming up in the future for that. So please come and visit me. I will be in and out of the store all the time.” (Milk Made, via New York mag)

Click to enlarge. (I left this photo huge so you could get the full effect.) It's by Philip Greenberg

••• “The upper floors of New York by Gehry/8 Spruce Street/Beekman Tower are now renting. By “upper floors,” we mean floors 40 through 76, which have two- and three-bedroom apartments.” (Curbed)

••• “Anyone looking to find this city’s most amazing art studio can stop right now. It is, without a doubt, the 48th floor of 7 World Trade Center. Here, near the top of this 52-story office building, […] developer Larry Silverstein has allowed a group of artists to work free of charge until the space is leased to a tenant. The bare-floored studio, completely empty and open, with fireproofed beams still visible and floor-to-ceiling windows, has been something of a home to Todd Stone and the other artists who have worked there. Now Stone’s paintings are the subject of an exhibition, “Witness || Downtown Rising,” on view until September 12 but open by invitation only. […] Stone, who lives in Tribeca, had a view of the Twin Towers out his window and painted the buildings as they burned on September 11, 2001.” (Huffington Post)

••• “No one could ignore the elephant in the room”—excuse me, but you just stepped in a cliché—”or rather at the corner of Franklin and Church Streets in Tribeca on Thursday night. Minnie, a 5,000-pound Asian elephant, ambled down the street at 10 p.m. to the Theater Bar, where she spent the night outside snorting up fish-shaped candy and causing a minor traffic jam.” (New York Times)


1 Comment

  1. Was the elephant a Tea Party Republican?