Friday: Approved!

Can you really pronounce this?

  • Tribeca residents don’t shop for food. They get Hermes and BMW instead. (Metro)
  • Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to spend $19.5 million on six parks and public spaces in Lower Manhattan, including the lot bordered by Canal, Varick and Laight Streets. Oh, and frozen weeds. (The New York Times)
  • The planned Cirque du Soleil theater at West 42nd Street did not receive a zoning bonus meant for Off-Broadway companies, striking a blow to developer Stephen Ross of Related Companies. (The New York Times)
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park is approved. Officials wait for big name stores and hotels to buy in. Law suit is on the way. (New York Post)
  • Mobsters find Home Depot an overrated supply store for home repairments. Instead, they choose tools with proven use and steal from a house under construction. (New York Daily News)
  • Brooklyn Rock Festival begins next week. (BRF)
  • Is it surprising that a Times Square venue is the biggest offender on the health department’s restaurant inspection list? (Hotel Chatter)
  • Table XII is unfashionable, traditional Italian to Frank Bruni. But is traditional the same as retro? (The New York Times)
  • Jonathan Miller wonders, if budget surpluses allow politicians to push their agendas without giving sacrificing other necessities, will government housing projects increase, “assuming the housing boom is largely over and the market moves sideways for a while.” (Matrix)
  • Also, what does it mean that The National Association of Home Builders released a report that shows optimism has grown for rental apartments, but declined for condos? (Matrix)
  • Page Six is merely asking: “WHICH scion of a real estate empire was slightly aghast when his surgically enhanced daughter-in-law sat down for dinner at San Pietro in a way too low-cut outfit and both of her new breasts popped out?”
  • – Riva Froymovich