Thursday: Nickname Time!

Photo via Curbed

  • With the slew of retailers and condos popping up in Hudson Square, it’s time to coin a new name for the neighborhood. We recognize some of the candidates from before “Hudson Square” was coined. (Curbed)
  • An MTA survey of service shows that the W line isn’t working well. Duh. (Gothamist)
  • Now, people are listing their homes on Ebay! Oh, it’s in New Jersey. (Brownstoner)
  • Trader Joe’s is upon us. (Curbed)
  • The Atomium in Belgium, a huge replica of an iron molecule, gets a complete overhaul. (The New York Times)
  • Ian Schrager is getting “harder to notice,” but 40 Bond can’t be ignored. (The New York Times)
  • Hundreds of thousands of people visited Zillow yesterday, but the Web site suffered from many outages. (Inman News)
  • Chicago Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under Law has sued Craigslist for “publishing discriminatory advertisements,” claiming that it posted more than 100 ads in Chicago against the federal Fair Housing Act. (Inman News)
  • Big news: “Demand for townhouses is incredibly high.” New York is so on top of their game.
  • So, this woman was riding a horse on private property and hurt herself. What do you think comes next? The law suit. (Inman News)
  • The Art Students League of New York sold 135,000 square feet of air rights to Extell, which will develop a high-rise residential tower. (The Real Deal)
  • Now that The New York Times has reported that fatty foods aren’t that bad for you, Junior’s is opening its cheescake chain in Times Square near their offices . (New York Post)
  • A new construction is embracing its surroundings, quite literally. A house is being built around a tree because it crosses over onto a neighbors property and they don’t want it cut down. (Gothamist)
  • In a profile of a Staten Island neighborhood, The Village Voice calls it the “quietest borough.” We’d like to direct your attention to an article published two days earlier.
  • – Riva Froymovich