In the News: Marina Abramovic

••• Harper’s Bazzar interviews artist Marina Abramović—and even better, takes a few photos in the Tribeca townhouse that “she recently purchased to share with close friend Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci.” That’s one above, by Jason Schmidt.

••• The Broadsheet interviews Alan Phillips, who owns Battery Park City restaurants Pick A Bagel, Wei West, Beans & Greens, and Izzy & Nat’s. He doesn’t live here (but plans to), interestingly.

••• A local “news source”—its name has been redacted at its request—reported that an Asian man fell to his death from 300 Rector Place. Horrible, obviously. But I’m not sure why his ethnicity bears mentioning.

••• Blogger Lisa Weiss of Exposed Zippers loves Patron of the New, as she explains to Racked.



  1. Why his ethnicity ‘bars’ or ‘bears’ mentioning?

  2. Asian or Mormon, they always have to mention it. Whereas Italian or Methodist would get a bye.

  3. (my point is it’s annoying and unnecessary) :)