In the News: Frackfest

By Benjamin Norman (courtesy the Wall Street Journal)

••• Fitness trainer Oscar Smith (“clientele includes 30% of today’s Supermodels from Victoria Secret & Sports Illustrated,” per Smith’s Twitter page) is profiled in the Wall Street Journal, although it appears to not mention his business’s name, O-Diesel. The company recently moved from 1 York to 43 White.

••• The New York Times has an article on the battle over hydrofracking in New York State: “The activity on both sides of the debate is intensifying as New York conducts four public hearings across the state, beginning Nov. 16 in Dansville, a rural community in the Finger Lakes region, and winding up next week in Tribeca.” That would be at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers, inside BMCC). Per the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: “DEC’s four public hearings each have an afternoon and an evening session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., respectively. Comments will be accepted in written and oral format at the hearings. Comments on the dSGEIS, draft regulations and the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Stormwater Discharges can be submitted by mail and through the Web through Dec. 12.” You can also comment via this page.

••• “The body of a 31-year-old man was found in the water near Battery Park City. A 911 caller reported the grisly discovery around 9:20 a.m. and the NYPD Harbor Unit took the victim to the North Cove Marina, where EMS workers pronounced him dead at the scene. The medical examiner has not determined a cause of death and the investigation is continuing.” —New York Post

••• Onnie Rose of 310 Greenwich makes the Daily News‘s list of best doormen in New York City.

••• Neighborhood shops benefited from Small Business Saturday. Now let’s all work on spending locally the rest of the year. —DNAinfo

••• This is more of a Seen & Heard item, but it’s a slow week. Darrin Giglio posted this on Tribeca Citizen’s Facebook wall: “I am seeking a reputable and and knowledgeable real estate agent to help me find a one-bedroom rental in Tribeca. I am looking forward to moving to the area. Any recommendations of what buildings and specific streets in Tribeca to look at would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!”

••• Meet Susan Henshaw Jones, the director of the Museum of the City of New York and now the woman in charge of the Seaport Museum. —New York Times


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