Thursday: Dirty New Yorkers and Giuliani

  • New Yorkers are officially dirty. Whether that’s how you like it or not, the EPA found that 68 out of every million of us are at risk for getting cancer just from breathing the air. (Gothamist)
  • Queens is the new Jersey City, with three “hot patches” of development. This heat wave can be traced back to 1984. (Architect’s Newspaper)
  • Giuliani talks nation-building, leadership and mobsters at a real-estate conference in Las Vegas: “We were letting him [Yasser Arafat] out-negotiate us. We kept making concessions and he never kept his word. It was like buying a house from someone who didn’t own the house – over and over and over again.” (Inman News)
  • As the line still stretches across 14th street outside the doors of Trader Joe’s, The New York Times asks about the dearth of supermarkets.
  • Okay, Harlem ain’t that cheap anymore, but it’s better than the rest of the borough. (The Real Deal)
  • Now that the the Williamsburg population has risen an income bracket, the MTA is investing in the L line. (Gothamist)
  • When the property is large and has a view, homeowners ignore the important stuff–broken pipes, termites and foundation cracks–that they end up paying for later. (The New York Times)
  • Food critic Steve Cuozzo bites the hand that feeds him. (New York Post)
  • Zum Schneider may be evicted, and is asking for your help. (Petition)
  • Project Runway loser opens a shop in the Lower East Side. “…simple, elegant halter dresses in silk and linen are cut in a kind, universally flattering fit, emphasizing what’s up top while gliding mercifully over our adorable guts. This is what you should expect from a $340 gown, yet don’t always receive.” (The Village Voice)
  • - Riva Froymovich