In the News: Standpipe Portraits

by Clay Benskin••• Clay Benskin, the photographer whose day job is as a superintendent in Tribeca, has moved from street photography (here, here, and here) to standpipe photography. I’ve long meant to do a photo essay on standpipes, which are easily anthropomorphized. —New York Times

••• The New York Times remembers Jennifer Blumin, the White Street resident who appears to have perished in a plane crash with her two kids.

••• “Westfield has filed a new lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court against the Port Authority and the developer for the right to maintain its large, red logo throughout the hub, including at entrances.” The contract doesn’t cover this? —New York Post

••• Westville opened its FiDi restaurant. —Eater

••• “It’s been a decade since Alexico Group began work at 56 Leonard, but a new time-lapse video released by the developer speeds up construction of the Jenga-like tower to just over a minute.” —Real Deal