Friday: Prada Store Reopening

  • Let’s talk about sprawl again. “Thanks to the megalomania of our traffic engineers, for example, American cities are among the least pedestrian-friendly in the world.” It’s tough to be a columnist. (Inman News)
  • Seventy-one percent of people age 60 and over who have relocated move to other metropolitan counties. Is Boca metropolitan?(The Wall Street Journal)
  • Fine, live outside the main city, as long as you keep your priorities straight. “We are close enough that we can go over for shopping …” Good to see you, guys! (The New York Times)
  • The new Jacob K. Javits Center will be twice the size of the current one, and, yes, there will be much glass, which is so four years ago. (Curbed)
  • The Amalgamated Bank is selling its 80,000-square-foot headquarters at 15 Union Square. Maybe a supermarket chain will buy it. We coud use one of those in the area. Afterall, there are still lines just down the street. (The New York Sun)
  • ESPN and the law firm Dechert may work beside Timers whenever that Ratner project finishes. (New York Post)
  • Williamsburg rezoning has produced “The Edge.” It is a 1,300-unit apartment complex that will span over one million square feet. The residence will offer 300 units of “affordable housing,” set at $1,100 a month for a two-bedroom apartment. By modern standards, the price is dandy. But, the traditional, working class neighborhood mainstays are not satisfied. (Queens Ledger)
  • We love the new Zoning Handbook. But over at the The Real Deal , they think it’s still too jargony.
  • Adrian Grenier lives near a crack house, which suits the Entourage actor just fine. (Brownstoner)
  • The Prada store will reopen after January’s fire on April 18. Intermix will figure things out one season later. (NewYorkology)
  • Opening Day at Prospect Park is this Saturday! (Gothamist)
  • New York takes fourth in the 15 Best Sklylines in the world. (Diserio via Tropolism)
  • Brooklyn: “universe of two-bit deals and three-time losers, of gangster bars and catering halls and auto-body shops.” (The New York Times)
  • Zum Schneider has been given the boot from Avenue C. The owner “feels he is becoming the unwitting victim of his own success in turning the street around.” (The Villager)
  • NYU has backed off on negotiations for another Third Avue dorm. In other news The Villager uses the school’s Washington Square News as a source.
  • onNYturf dissects the Yankee proposal and how the plan affects the surrounding neighborhood in great detail.
  • - Riva Froymovich