In the News: J. Crew’s New Men’s Store

••• The J. Crew men’s store at the Crewcuts space will be called the Ludlow Suit Shop (Ludlow is the name of one of J. Crew’s suits, if I remember correctly). —WWD

••• The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation “approved $14 million for Pier 42 and development of the East River waterfront park, and $1.9 million for planning the East River Greenway, as well as starting the funding process for 15 of the 38 community and cultural grants announced last September. […] The 15 grantees include the Battery Dance Company for renovation of their rehearsal facility (up to $125,000), City Parks Foundation for parks programming (up to $500,000), Manhattan Youth for after-school programs (up to $500,000), Southbridge Adult and Senior Citizens Activity Center for an on-site social worker (up to $100,000), the Fund for Public Schools for new equipment and materials (up to $4,480,000), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (up to $700,000), the Museum of American Finance (up to $100,000), South Street Seaport Museum (up to $2 million), Public Art Fund for City Hall Park (up to $250,000), and the Tribeca Film Institute’s ‘Drive In’ event in Battery Park City (up to $250,000).” That last one gives pause. —Broadsheet Daily

••• The New York Times has a video of James Nares’s pendulum video. Worth a look just to see a glimpse of old Tribeca.

••• “I can’t find a public record behind the lead celebrity real estate item [Watts/Schreiber] in today’s […] New York Post on ACRIS, StreetEasy or The Shark, but according to our data-base Jennifer Gould Keil got the price wrong. The Manhattan loft in question is the full 2nd floor at 427 Washington Street (Tribeca Tower). It is clear from the listing (“opportunity to have a true Tribeca raw space as your canvas”; the pix are better, and full screen, on the Corcoran site) that they won’t be moving in for quite a while (and many dollars).” —Manhattan Loft Guy (but isn’t Tribeca Tower the Related rental building on Duane?)

••• “After 18 years in business, Moss, the Soho design mecca, is shutting down its retail space on Greene Street, on Feb. 17. A perfect storm of high overhead and lagging sales led Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell, the store’s owners, to conclude that they were running ‘a free museum.'” —The New York Times

••• “The city closed a block of John Street Thursday after a small portion of the street collapsed.” —DNAinfo

••• “Chadbourne & Parke, a 110-year-old haberdashery law firm, is close to a deal to move to [1WTC], from its headquarters at Rockefeller Center.” —New York Times


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