In the News: Another Man Rescued from the Hudson River

man in Hudson River••• “FDNY just pulled the body of a man, semi-conscious, out of the water just north of Pier 26,” emailed C. This is becoming an epidemic! (The photo comes from an anonymous reader.)

••• There’s a baffling article in amNY about how high rents are forcing “mom and pop design shops” and “independent chains” out of Soho, which I’d wager happened a decade ago. The print edition refers to “Pear River Mart” (saying it closed in April…?) and “Artimity” (instead of Artimide), and there’s a sidebar of “recent closings” that includes Band of Outsiders and C. Wonder, which didn’t fail because of rent. Anyway, there’s evidently a new SoHo Design District.

••• “A Manhattan man claims he was kicked out as a member of Manhattan’s swanky Cipriani Club because he’s black.” —New York Post



  1. Erik,

    Re: Soho – there are probably a slew of 20 year leases signed in the mid 90’s which are just coming due…

    Hopefully reason will prevail…. Empty spaces are poor placeholders for neighborhoods.