Wednesday: Architect Pimps Needed

  • ABC finds architects sexy, and is looking to cast a builder/designer for the next Bachelor. (New York Daily News)
  • Autonomedia, a nonprofit company that publishes criticism by authors like Dwight MacDonald, Guy Debord and Michel Foucault, may be pushed out of its Williamsburg home and fights in the courts. (The New York Times)
  • Because John Gotti’s property is mortgaged to the mob, he cannot sell it to pay his legal fees. (New York Daily News)
  • Hoboken, so close yet so far, becomes a destination with a W Hotel. (Curbed)
  • The Industrial Development Agency doesn’t play New York team favorites. The agency awarded both the Yankees and Mets money for their respective stadiums. (Crain’s)
  • Texas chef Tim Love is opening a second location of his Fort Worth restaurant, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, at 29 W. 21st St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues. (New York Business)
  • After reports of an empty Empire State Building, a new general manager has been named. (The Real Deal)
  • Misshaped house, poison signs and gated fence are all yours for 3 percent down. (Brownstoner)
  • “Slabs of beef, tall mounds of carbohydrates, stiff drinks and an atavistically musky atmosphere.” Sounds like another P.J. Clarke’s. (The New York Times)
  • $140 a week for an SRO would drive us crazy too. (The New York Times)
  • Taxpayers will likely receive their $400 property tax rebates just before this year’s elections. (New York Post)
  • Those Dubai Ports World naysayers didn’t understand the vastness of the New York Harbor. (Gotham Gazette)
  • “Carmela Soprano” has penned a cook and hosting book well-suited forBrooklynites, according to GO Brooklyn.
  • In the chill of an indecisive season, find a comforting soup in the neighborhood. (The Village Voice)
  • Da da da–it’s not just a car commercial–and Spanish architectures modernize the world. (Slate)
  • - Riva Froymovich