In the News: The R Train Is Months Away

••• The New York Times reports on the death of Anthony Narh, the parking attendant who drowned at River Lofts: “The manager of the garage, who gave his name only as Mike, said in an interview that ‘nobody knows’ why Mr. Narh did not flee. ‘I told everybody, ‘Go,’’ the manager said, adding that Mr. Narh had not been asked to work Monday night, but had asked to remain after his Sunday overnight shift ended. ‘No one forced him to stay.'”

••• “The R train won’t be running between Brooklyn and Manhattan for several weeks, officials said Wednesday. The line’s Montague St. Tunnel, which connects Brooklyn Heights and lower Manhattan, saw more flooding than any of the eight subway tubes that were inundated by superstorm Sandy, one official estimated.” —New York Daily News

••• Robert De Niro got pissy with Jay-Z (at Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday party) because Jay-Z never called De Niro back about “a song Jay-Z agreed to record for the Tribeca Film Festival.” Like that was going to happen…. —New York Post

••• The Broadsheet checks in with Seaport business owners. So does Fortune Magazine (?), which drank for the cause and says it’ll write about the area weekly.

••• Curbed‘s Zone A buildings update.

••• The vegetarian column at Serious Eats liked Max. Photo by Howard Walfish, courtesy Serious Eats.


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