In the News: Troubled Leonard Street Building Sold

••• Test-driving the Lamborghini Aventador around Lower Manhattan: “With the top down, and the small glass window separating the cockpit from the engine cover lowered, the open-air effect helps make the car feel lithe and agile. A button on the center console also raises the suspension, to cope with any steep driveways. I only scraped the nose once, and that was on cobble-stone streets in Tribeca.” —New York Daily News

••• Scholastic store update from Racked: “Until they close down on January 11th, shop a huge selection of children’s books and toys for up to 85% off.”

17 Leonard••• “158-Year-Old Legally Embattled Building [at 17] Leonard Street Finally Sells for $11.2 Million.” —6sqft

••• The World Trade Center leasing sitch. —Bloomberg Businessweek

••• “The New York State Assembly elected Sheldon Silver to his 11th term as its powerful Democratic speaker Wednesday despite a federal probe by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara into his outside income.” If you’re going to have an ethically challenged politician representing you, he should at least be a powerful one, right? —New York Post

••• “A lot’s changing at the International Culinary Center. When the school’s 30 year lease ends this November, it will shutter its Michelin Bib-recommended restaurant L’Ecole [at Broadway and Grand], where students have long gotten their feet wet in the business. After the restaurant closes, students will move on to paid externships.” —Eater