In the News: Living Above a FedEx Distribution Hub

Irene Chung courtesy the Coveteur••• The Coveteur visited the Tribeca apartment of Irene Chung, design director of Marc Jacobs shoes. Love the shooting range poster! Had one for years—of a masked guy holding a child (I think I shot them both equally)—and it creeped people out. Anyway, she has lots of shoes and, judging from the photos, an enviable froideur.

••• Not one but two Lower West Side establishments made New York magazine’s “Cheap Eats” roundup: Arcade Bakery and Pi Bakerie, which I’ve been telling you to go to since it opened. (As usual, Chinatown and the Lower East Side are well represented.) By the way, after considerable research, I am ready to declare that the chocolate hazelnut pastry is the most delicious item at Arcade Bakery.

••• “Nearly three years after being walloped by Hurricane Sandy, the New York City Police Museum remains closed—and will stay shuttered for the near future as the city and feds haggle over the cost of repairs.” —New York Post

••• “A new Federal Express hub is coming to the ground floor of a 408-unit condo tower in the Financial District [20 Pine] and it has drawn the ire of some of its upstairs neighbors. The 5,733-square-foot facility, which would have its entrance on the Nassau Street side of 20 Pine St., will serve as a base for couriers who make deliveries on foot throughout the Financial District, including the World Trade Center complex and the adjacent 28 Liberty St. (formerly One Chase Manhattan Plaza).” —Tribeca Trib

••• Blah blah cruise ship blah blah. —Broadsheet

••• The New York Post says “Downtown’s ‘forgotten’ East Side [is] teeming with new energy,” which means construction. Not 100% sure about this: “the South Street Seaport seems counter-intuitively more, not less, inviting since the loss of its two largest structures—Pier 17, now demolished pending construction of a new one, and the Fulton Market, temporarily closed while Howard Hughes Co. rehabilitates its interior.” Also, the Battery Maritime Building’s hotel and restaurant is “now more likely to start operating in late 2017.”