In the News: The City’s Best Fries

courtesy Houseman••• New York magazine is on a “best of” blitz; today’s category is French fries, and Houseman‘s are named the absolute best. North End Grill nabbed a runner-up spot.

Live Fast Die Hot••• Tribecan Jenny Mollen—”actress, writer, Twitter-er of @jennyandteets, wife of actor Jason Biggs and mother of Sid Biggs”—has a new memoir, Live Fast Die Hot. The New York Post ran an excerpt about her obsession with a neighbor who smokes:

The smoker across the way was igniting something inside me that I hadn’t felt since Jason’s ex had written me, telling me to stop posting photos of myself in her old beach caftan. Peeking out the window, my blood boiled with outrage, but also my body tingled with excitement. Some kind of confrontation was in the imminent future.

••• “Rent the Runway opened a new space within its NYC offices [345 Hudson] that’s shoppable to anyone by appointment. Called the ‘Style Studio’, the retail space will feature a selection of the designer dresses and accessories you find on its site from Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Marni, Jason Wu, and more.” —Racked

••• The “patisserie” at 111 Murray will be stocked with pastries from Baked. —New York Times

••• “As the Statue of Liberty nears its 130th anniversary, a new free-standing 20,000-square-foot museum is being planned that would accommodate far more people than the current exhibition space in the statue’s pedestal.” —Wall Street Journal