In the News: Still No Permit for GM’s Self-Driving Cars

••• Video of the dramatic rescue of window washers from 111 Murray on Friday. —WCBS880

••• “GM Still Hasn’t Received a Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars In New York.” —Jalopnik

••• “A former probie firefighter from Queens said his colleagues demanded he ‘have sex with a stripper’ to prove his manhood, according to an explosive new federal discrimination lawsuit against the FDNY.” It was at Ladder Co. 1/Engine Co. 7 on Duane Street. —New York Post

••• “The ex-speaker of the New York state Assembly Sheldon Silver was found guilty on Friday of selling his office for $4 million in kickbacks—affirming his 2015 conviction on the same charges that had been overturned on appeal. A jury of seven women and five men found Silver, 74, guilty of all seven counts against him, including two counts of honest services mail fraud and money laundering.” —New York Post

••• “A hot-headed Century 21 security guard was arrested for assault after he was caught on video choking, punching and manhandling a 19-year-old shoplifter in Manhattan, authorities said Saturday.” —New York Post

••• More on the restaurants coming to 70 Pine: “Chef James Kent, who spent nearly a decade working under Daniel Humm, has partnered up with Del Posto manager Jeff Katz […]. The two will be operating restaurants on the ground floor of the property, as well as on the 62nd, 63rd, 64th, and 66th floors, according to a liquor license application to Manhattan Community Board 1. Expect wild views at those heights, outdoor space, and both a restaurant and bar/lounge on the upper floors, including a more formal operation, according to a spokesperson for the team. They do not yet have an opening timeline or further details on the restaurant, saying it’s still in early stages.” —Eater



  1. I thought we already have thousands of self-driving cars in Manhattan. After all, they must be driving themselves, since all the “drivers” inside are texting, Instagramming, applying make-up, and eating sandwiches.

  2. Ugh all these sky high restaurants coming are great but really pisses me off at the missed opportunity to recreate Windows on the World at 1 WTC. Their excuse was poor and I hope down the line some developer can make that happen. THAT would be a place to eat again.