In the News: Greenwich Street’s Rat-Infested Lot

••• “Bubby’s beloved cow mascot has been returned, safely, to its home — along with an anonymous apology note.” —Eater

••• Manhattan Loft Guy—welcome back!—on the “mezzanine curse,” as seen at 88 Laight.

••• “A buck-naked man was found sitting atop a buoy off Governors Island Thursday after he went for a dip near his Queens home and got swept eight miles down the East River.” —New York Post

••• “Work Underway to Repair Fire Damage in Tribeca’s Independence Plaza.” —Tribeca Trib

••• Also of note to folks at Independence Plaza North: “Rent-stabilized tenants at two [Upper West Side] buildings say they’re being harassed by their landlord, Stellar Management, who has been sending notices and making phone calls accusing roughly 20 residents of maintaining a primary residence at a different address.” —New York Daily News

••• “Financial District resident Max Taylor decided to enter a photo contest for the first time — and won, beating out over 30,000 submissions.” —Downtown Express (the photo is beautiful but be warned, Downtown Express has really awful pop-up ads showing up whenever you visit the site)

••• Development of 403 Greenwich, the vacant lot beloved by rats next to Kaffe 1668 North, might finally be starting up. Below: the rendering. —New York YIMBY