In the News: Hamptons Shop’s Holiday Pop-Up

cabana-southampton-courtesy-cabana••• “Julie Heller’s seasonal, multibrand luxury boutique [Cabana] at 53 Jobs Lane in Southampton—is popping up in Tribeca for the holiday season. The pop-up shop, located at 42 Hudson Street, will carry clothing, jewelry and other accessories from brands including Alyx, Veda, Simon Miller, Newbark, Lacausa and Anine Bing, as well as designer vintage from Heller’s appointment-only SoHo boutique, EraLuxe. The offering will be focused on holiday items and gifts at a broad range of price points: think eyewear by Gentle Monster, 14-karat gold chokers by Elahn Jewels and lizard leather handbags by Hunting Season. The shop opens Nov. 1 until Dec. 31.” That’s where Shoofly was. —WWD

••• “Two boat tour ticket sellers working in Battery Park assaulted a Hungarian tourist on Saturday, police said.” —New York Post

••• The Broadsheet eulogizes Ruth Ohman, “a ubiquitous figure in Battery Park City, where she founded the Battery Park Seniors group, served as a member of Community Board 1, volunteered with the grassroots Democracy for Battery Park City organization, and generally never stopped trying to make life better for everybody who lived here.”

••• “The city has dropped its plans for a ‘gymnatorium’ at the new Trinity Place school in the Financial District, according to the chairwoman of Community Board 1’s Youth and Education Committee. […] Under pressure to can the combo, the DOE’s School Construction Authority confirmed at a recent meeting with the Lower Manhattan School Overcrowding Task Force that the Trinity Place school would have a separate gym and multi-purpose room.” —Downtown Express

••• “Three computer scientists studying Uber’s surge pricing have devised a simple recommendation for thwarting the algorithm: Walk. […] The researchers also determined two key dynamics of surge pricing: that prices in the app are updated every five minutes, and that Uber sets pricing according to fixed geographical areas. In downtown Manhattan, these areas are relatively small, so you can usually walk from one area to a neighboring one in just a few minutes.” —The Atlantic



  1. Interesting re: the surge pricing… thanks for the link. I’ve been using Juno a lot more than Uber recently… actually I tend to open their app 1st. Only go to Uber if a Juno driver isn’t reasonably close.

    I don’t have a problem with surge pricing in theory, but in practice it appears to be a bit shady they way it’s implemented. I’ve seen screencaps taken of a driver’s Uber where the message is alerting them to “guaranteed surge” was going to start at a certain time. Don’t have that issue w/ Juno (i think the company is currently paying any “surge”). Be curious to see what effect the competition has & how they evolve.

  2. Re: surge pricing, you can also wait. Recently I tried to book a ride and was informed surge was in effect. I waited 10 minutes and the price dropped to about half the surge price.

  3. Also a great app called Surge (go figure) will let you know where to walk to for the non-surge price