In the News: 7 Harrison

••• La Colombe founder Todd Carmichael has a Travel Channel show in the works. “The working title is ‘Coffee Hunter.’ It’s about me searching out the best beans in re-emerging countries, and establishing relationships with these bean growers in fair trade.” —Eater Philadelphia

••• The Broadsheet attended CB1’s recent panel discussion on affordable housing.

••• There was a party the other night at Drom, the mysterious fragrance lab on Duane, and I was tempted to try and crash it, just to get inside. Turns out the party was for an important cause: “Gayle Giacomo, star of the Style Network’s ‘Jerseylicious,’ played host to more than 150 guests gathered for the launch of her first volumizing hair-care line. Dubbed GG Gatsby, the collection is marked with bright pink packaging.” Gatsby!BizBash

••• Soon FiDi will have as many mid-market hotels as it does fast-food restaurants. “The planned and canceled hotel at 213 Pearl Street appears to be back on. The site was once earmarked for two hotels, a Sheraton and an Aloft, but financing dried up before the 53-story project could get off the ground. New signage at the site advertises a 260-room Four Points by Sheraton, with the official address of 6 Platt Street. DOB records show a permit issued for a partial job as of January, and that permit calls for a 27-story building.” —Curbed

••• “Despite lauding plans to restore the 119-year-old building [at 7 Harrison, right], Community Board 1 said no to architect’s designs for a visible penthouse addition. ” —Tribeca Trib

••• “The Washington Market School, Tri­beca’s venerable preschool, has had its share of high-profile show-biz parents. But none, probably, have gotten star treatment like music teacher Oran Etkin when he returned to work from Los An­geles last month—a Grammy Award winner.” —Tribeca Trib


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