Wednesday: High-Tech Venetian Count

  • Frank Bruni, the stately food critic, is now … blogging. We can’t wait to read what his critic at The Bruni Digest says. (The New York Times)
  • And the writer’s take on Upper West Side’s Telepan: “Its pinkness was thrust into relief by a bed of crushed blue potatoes, its lusciousness by nothing showier than a crust of breadcrumbs, lemon juice and lemon zest.”
    (The New York Times)
  • The window washers are back and life unravels at a Hell’s Kitchen OTB. (The Village Voice)
  • The Queens market reached a high this past January, with average home-sale prices at $500,000. (The Real Deal)
  • The St. George Hotel wants to create its own Grand Central Station marketplace in Brooklyn Heights. (New York Post)
  • The Château de Saint Germain in Limousin, France stands on 30 acres with three lakes, an orangerie, meadows, a caretaker’s house, boathouse, stables and workshops. It has been razed many times due to religious wars and local conflicts, but can be yours for $16 million. (Forbes)
  • The Daily Telegraph actually includes the exact picture of Heath Ledger’s Boerum Hil home: “Boerum Hill’s character changes about 200m from Ledger’s house, where expensive brownstones give way to public housing projects, grafittied walls and derelict buildings.” And, that’s how we like it.
  • Officials are discussing residential parking permits to regulate the streets of downtown Brooklyn. (New York Daily News)
  • Two Tribeca schools are delayed “due to lack of state funding for capital construction.” (Tribeca Tribune)
  • The first bottled water commercial in America aired in 1977. With all the recent additives and flavors, The New York Times feverishly asks: “when is water no longer water?”
  • Act now, the Palm Beach market is starting to cool. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • – Riva Froymovich