In the News: Strauss-Kahn Rental Finally Sells

••• Someone else had a rough time at Sushi of Gari Tribeca. —Eater

••• “The town house [153 Franklin] where Dominique Strauss-Kahn lived while facing sexual-assault charges last year has sold for $10.5 million.” —New York Post

••• Espasso opened a branch in London. While the New York Daily News covered it is anyone’s guess.

••• “Gov. Cuomo has developed a reputation as a guarded chief executive who rarely rubs shoulders with the city’s celebrities. But in that world he has an unofficial surrogate: Erik Bottcher, an aide who has become a fixture on Manhattan’s social scene.” I’m only including this here so that Bottcher, who is said to be Cuomo’s liaison to community boards, will have it pop up on his Google Alert. Erik: Your boss needs to know that he must start accepting responsibility (which is to say, blame) for Asphalt Green not opening. —Wall Street Journal