In the News: Getting their Irish up

The Irish Echo reports that the Ancient Order of Hibernians says it is “shocked and perplexed” by the announcement from Cuomo to erect a “Circle of Heroes” Essential Workers Memorial at the site of the current Irish Hunger Memorial. “The Hibernians, in a statement, said ‘Why is the governor seeking to diminish the contributions of Irish Americans in an attempt to create a memorial to honor the contributions of Essential Workers? The proposal to build another memorial around the perimeter of the Irish Hunger Memorial is disrespectful to the memory of the over one million people who perished and the over one million people who were forced to leave Ireland when ineptitude and remorselessness by the ruling British government turned a crop failure into an unequaled humanitarian disaster.'”

Bumble, the women-centric dating app, will open a wine bar for daters and networkers on July 24 on Mulberry and Kenmare, with the food part provided by the Pasquale Jones folks. It will be yellow. –Crain’s

Two penthouses made real estate records recently — according to The Real Deal and the Olshan Report, which tracks weekly the number of contracts signed for Manhattan homes asking $4 million or more. A penthouse at 67 Vestry Street was last listed at $22.5 million and is in contract. And a penthouse at 130 William Street designed by renowned architect Sir David Adjaye (local firm Hill | West handled the technical design) was last asking $20 million. “The 4,665-square-foot unit’s multiple terraces and loggias total 2,312 square feet. If it closes at that price, it would beat the current record holder, which is a penthouse at 25 Park Row, according to Donna Olshan, the report’s author.”


I am the wrong age for both the original Gossip Girl and this reboot, but in case it’s meaningful to you: Julien Calloway’s Tribeca penthouse was one of few residences in the new Gossip Girl that was actually filmed on location, on the 52nd floor of the Beekman Hotel. “The views from Julien’s apartment would be almost impossible to capture on a stage set,” the production designer said, “and they were so amazing that we decided to take full advantage of the location.” –House Beautiful



  1. “Getting their Irish up” Really?

  2. “The Shamrock of Heroes”? “The Celtic Knot of Heroes”?