Wednesday: Septic Systems and Isaac Mizrahi

  • The top consideration when building new housing? A space for human waste. (Matrix)
  • CBS may lose long time staffers, but clearly is expanding. (via The Real Deal)
  • There’s this totally new trend. People are buying old warehouses and converting them into lofts. (CNN)
  • The “hautel.” Isn’t that how New Yorkers pronounce the world, anyway? (The New York Sun)
  • John Sexton knows how to keep NYU competing with Columbia. After yesterday’s announcement, New York University has also received a donation worth about $200 million. Guess who it’s from? Shelby White. (The New York Times)
  • After all that we’ve done, we have to go after an Indian nation’s cigarette business too? (Newsday)
  • Why does The Falls have such a bad rep? (The Village Voice)
  • It was difficult to get Chinatown residents to share and document their history: “Who wants to say, ‘I hustle and I work 18 hours a day?’” (The New York Sun)
  • All five boroughs are now too expensive. The next frontier? Yonkers. (Curbed)
  • Artsy pornographer and Brooklynite had to fly south to take photos. (NBC)
  • When Isaac Mizrahi signs on to design clothes for Target, does he expect his name to retain any cachet? (The Wall Street Journal)
  • - Riva Froymovich