Roberto Cavalli wrote off his home rennovation as a business deduction, and may now face time in prison. Didn’t Inman News write a how-to article on that? (Page Six)
Mayor Bloomberg, a businessman by nature, is creating competition in the downtown area for securing office tenants between the World Trade Center site and a West Side office district around an extension of the No. 7 subway line.
From The New York Times:
author Mark Kurlansky
(New York Post)
In other WTC news, the group “9/11 Was An Inside Job” watches Loose Change as they grip The New Pearl Harbor, confident they know the truth. Yet, “much of the Truth movement does not suspect for a moment that our defense spending has been a rip-off, that the FBI is a clumsy bureaucracy, that our spy agencies are deaf and dumb, and that our skyscrapers are not 100 percent safe.” (The Village Voice)
What do you think? Is a memory foam mattress good for sex? Certainly not if you’re having an affair. (Apartment Therapy)
The senior rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale opposes turning Fieldston into a historic district. (New York Sun)
The Related Companies hops in the driver’s seat for Staten Island’s NASCAR plans. (Staten Island Advance)
A two-apartment, $223 million deal went down yesterday in what may be the biggest real estate sale in Greenwich, Conn. history. (The Real Deal)
An executive director of the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center has been named. Birth name: Charles Maikish. (New York Daily News)
A burly, silver-haired author gulps down oysters and alludes to The Ninja Turtles. The New York Times never had it better.
The soon to open Pink Elephant is installing a high-tech “scent machine” that apparently fills the club with up to 30,000 different smells. Some just can’t accept failure. (Page Six)
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