In the News: James Rosenquist’s Townhouse

••• The townhouse (162 Chambers) of the late artist James Rosenquist has been put on the market for $15.5 million. He bought it in 1977. Above: The view from the roof; I don’t think I knew that the back of 92 Warren looked like that. They better hope that whoever buys 162 Chambers doesn’t use the 7,000-plus square feet of buildable air rights. —Curbed

••• Eater got a wan statement from the Garces Group about the imminent closing of Amada: “This business is not an easy one and we have certainly learned from this venture.”

••• “A self-driving car from Uber Technologies Inc. struck a woman who died Monday in Tempe, Ariz., local police say, in what is believed to be the first known fatality of a pedestrian from a driverless vehicle.” You’ll recall that GM’s Cruise Automation is (or will soon be) testing driverless cars in Lower Manhattan.Wall Street Journal

••• “The Battery Park City Authority and its parks organization have partnered with the sociology faculty at Borough of Manhattan Community College to analyze how many people utilize the open spaces within the community, where they come from, and why. […] The preliminary results of this survey and count indicate that 41 percent of the people interviewed in local parks were residents of Battery Park City, while 40 percent were visitors, and another 14 percent worked nearby. ‘The remaining five percent were passing through, on their way to someplace else.'” —Broadsheet



  1. The critical question:

    Will self-driving cars, or human-driven cars, kill or injure more people?
    (Of course, we have to compare rates per car of each type, not totals)

    • No, the question must encompass improved mass transit, buses, rail,etc. Each individual NYer does not need his/her/their own vehicle.