In the News: Kimye Has Left

liberty-island-museum-rendering••• Liberty Island is getting “a $70 million museum […] intended to make the visitors’ time on Liberty Island more meaningful, more enjoyable and perhaps less crowded. The museum, to be announced at a ceremony on Thursday, has been designed to absorb the crush of people arriving on ferries that dock every 20 to 30 minutes.” —New York Times

••• Washington Street residents will be pleased to know that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have decamped for L.A. “because their three-month lease on the $30 million residence, which Airbnb paid for, was up.” –New York Post

•• “A diner [at Marc Forgione] went to the men’s room leaving his wallet and cellphone on the table. When he returned, the wallet was gone.” Yep, that’s how it works. —Tribeca Trib

••• Gateway Plaza tenant spat. —Downtown Express

••• The new Target store “is the first and only Target to feature a kiosk where shoppers can use live customization to create phone cases, t-shirts, water bottles, bandanas, and much more” landfill. —NYU Local

••• When the sale of 13-17 Laight was announced in August, the New York Post reported that the buyer, the Vanbarton Group, planned to turn the building into “a premier mixed-use office retail and lifestyle facility.” Now the deal has closed, and a broker involved says it’ll be offices. (which could be the same thing..?). —Commercial Observer

13-17 Laight



  1. Re 13-17 Laight . . . anyone here old enough to remember Nosmo King restaurant?

    • Yep. Worked at 75 Varick in the 80s, and our office manager would set up client dinners at either Cafe Luxembourg or Nosmo King. It took me a while to get the name.

  2. The number of stories that involve ‘person X leaving wallet/purse on table/chair unattended for periods of time and then shocked to see it gone on their return’ never ceases to amaze me.

  3. Just because someone is careless does not mean they deserve to be victims of a crime, or that the criminal should not be pursued and justice served.