In the News: Space Shuttle Drive-By

••• “If you’re like us, you’ve been obsessively watching the HBO series Girls, a spot-on portrayal of post-grad, pre-career life in New York. We’ve been laughing, cringing, and taking note of the disheveled and lived-in interiors, which ring as true as the plot lines. In particular, we like the Tribeca loft by production designer Laura Ballinger Gardner, who conjured up a home for what she calls ‘a modern urban New York family.’ Working with set decorator Rich Devine, she created a groovy space featuring loungey seating and dashes of unapologetic color.” Remodelista has photos of the loft, along with info on where certain pieces are from.

••• “Later this morning, the Space Shuttle Enterprise will travel by barge up the Hudson River […]. The barge (Weeks 297) […] is expected to pass Liberty Island close to 9:50am for a photo shoot. Estimated arrival time at Pier 86 is 11:30am.” —Broadsheet

••• “The Landmarks Preservation Commission gave a big thumbs up yesterday to the plan from developer Knightsbridge Properties for a twin set of duplex penthouses, set to rise atop 361 Broadway. Architect Shigeru Ban flew in from Tokyo for the presentation to the commissioners, arriving with suitcase in hand and ready to describe in detail how his design developed.” —Curbed

••• “FreshDirect […] has parked its truck on narrow Thomas Street nearly every day for more than a month, arriving early in the morning and staying late into the evening, local residents and workers said.” —DNAinfo

••• “Emergency crews plucked seven rowers from the Hudson River on Tuesday evening after their rowboat was swept away by the tide and capsized, officials and witnesses said. The rowboat had taken off from Pier 40 near Houston Street as part of the Village Community Boathouse’s weekly public rowing sessions.” All press is good press! —DNAinfo

••• “Associated Press reporting a deal may be near on delayed construction of National September 11 Memorial Museum.” —Downtown Alliance on Twitter

••• “Governor Andrew Cuomo is said by two sources with knowledge of the situation to be close to nominating Democratic party insider Dennis Mehiel as chairman of the Battery Park City Authority. […] Mr. Mehiel made his fortune in the corrugated cardboard industry. Over the last two decades, Mr. Mehiel has repeatedly stood for elective office as a Democrat (running for Congress twice in the 1990s), but has never been elected.” —Broadsheet

••• Eater gets some details about the forthcoming nine-course chef’s dinner at Demi Monde.


1 Comment

  1. It’s ironic that 60 Hudson Street is complaining about the Fresh Direct truck noise after over 15 years of noise complaints from that building! It seems to me that if they can control the unloading noise better it is better to have 1 truck on Thomas Street instead of many clogging up the streets. Also, what about those other vehicles parked on Thomas Street all day long?