In the News: Condo vs. Dog Owner

••• Artist and Warhol assistant Ronnie Cutrone died. “In 2000 Mr. Cutrone opened the Rubber Monkey, a TriBeCa nightclub that is no longer in business. [It was at 279 Church.] He had previously helped design and run the Mudd Club, the lodestar of the downtown punk scene that flourished from 1978 to 1983. He missed those days. ‘New York was elegant and sleazy,’ Mr. Cutrone told The New York Times in 2001. ‘Now it’s a shopping mall for dot-commers. We need our crime rate back. I want my muggers and hookers back.'” […] “Mr. Cutrone, a former boyfriend of [Tama] Janowitz, is widely described as having been the model for Stash, the solipsistic artist at the heart of her 1986 novel-in-stories, Slaves of New York.'” —The New York Times

••• Meet the duo behind China Blue, coming to the old Capsouto Frères space. —China Daily (via Eater)

••• “Atera, chef Matthew Lightner’s edible ode to rocks, moss, lichens and tweezers, has raised the price of its tasting menu to $195, a $30 increase from $165. That means dinner for two at the Manhattan restaurant, after tax and 20% service, now starts at $503.” —The Price Hike (via Eater)

••• “Two vicious pit bulls are terrorizing a ritzy Battery Park City building filled with young families, and their owner is refusing to keep them muzzled in common areas, residents claim in a new lawsuit seeking the dogs’ ouster. The Battery Pointe Condo board […] is suing resident Jason Klabal after a series of incidents with the aggressive canines, including in May, when one of his [off-leash] dogs bit a neighbor’s Yorkie mix.” —New York Post

••• “The demolition of 68-74 Trinity Place would be one of the most tragic architectural losses the city has seen in decades.” —Comment of the Day on Curbed, about Trinity Church’s plans for a new tower


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  1. Happy to hear that the beautiful old Capsuoto space is coming back to life. We wish China Blue all the best of success – very excited to hear the news!