In the News: Dog Shocked by Stray Voltage

••• Tribecan Mike Novogratz—he’s also the chair of Friends of Hudson River Park—makes a notable appearance in New York magazine’s excerpt from Kevin Roose’s new book, Young Money. The article is titled “I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society,” and it actually delivers on that promise.

••• “Con Edison crews were on the scene in Tribeca Monday night where a dog was shocked by stray voltage. Witnesses say a woman was walking her dog on Watts Street, when it yelped in pain. The dog was not seriously hurt. Con Ed says the dog likely stepped on a sidewalk grate where they found the voltage.” —WABC

••• Condé Nast will begin moving into 1 World Trade Center in November. —Capital New York

••• “Although nobody reads the reviews on, some anonymous NIMBY decided to write a bitchy mock-review of the Denny’s on Nassau Street, which has not opened yet.” I swear it wasn’t me. —Eater

••• Speaking of bitchy: “The VFiles store on Mercer Street is in the process of expanding as we speak. By the looks of their instagram, it appears that part of their adjacent office is getting turned into selling space.” —Racked

••• “The Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc., which acquired the [New York Stock Exchange] last year for more than $8 billion, has been trying to sell some of the NYSE’s businesses and is moving some of its operations to Atlanta. The NYSE still employs hundreds of workers in its downtown complex that includes its landmark headquarters at 11 Wall St. and space it leases in the building next door at 20 Broad St. Now the parent company, known as ICE, is trying to decide whether to keep the office space in 20 Broad when that lease expires in 2016.” —Wall Street Journal

••• Progress report from Jacob Morris, who “has been on a one-man mission to create a Freedom Trail commemorating the city’s role in the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. [… He] has found a donor to put up $180,000 in seed money. He has recruited a board of directors and applied for not-for-profit status. And he has launched a Google map with some two dozen sites [….] He has hired a designer to create a printed map. And he said he would soon start seeking the approvals required to post historical markers at sites of the homes, churches, printing presses and businesses of the city’s abolitionist leaders.” —Wall Street Journal

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  1. and the seeds of TARP have sprouted this abomination which we all accept