In the News: Through-the-Wall Burglary

chambers-shops••• “Thieves forced open the security shutters to a Reade St. sushi restaurant about 4:45 a.m. Thursday and then cut a hole into the eatery’s back wall, which led them to the rear of B&H Jewelry on Chambers St. near Broadway, cops said. Once inside, they swiped jewelry and fled. They have not been caught.” —New York Daily News

••• A review of Harold’s Meat + Three. —The New Yorker

••• The Architect’s Newspaper has a feature on the penthouse at the Gerken Building, as loft-peeped here.

••• “The condo board at 88 Greenwich Street has filed suit against Thor Equities and the September 11th Families’ Association over a plan to bring the 9/11 Tribute Center to the building’s retail space. The managers filed suit Thursday in New York State Supreme Court alleging that the expanded 9/11 visitors’ center would bring hoards [sic] of tourists to the building,”—they’re not wrong about that—”potentially blocking the entrance and leading to congestion as visitors wait outside for tours of the nearby 9/11 memorial.” —Real Deal

••• An entertaining Q&A with restaurateur Keith McNally, whose Augustine is now open at the Beekman hotel. —Eater


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  1. The relationship of architecture to crime is explored in the recently published book “A Burglar’s Guide to the City” by Geoff Manaugh. More at