Thursday: Global Warming! Mass Artist Exodus! 'Primo' Parade Views!

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Herzog has prizes, no hair

  • The Must-Read of the Day is an angst-ridden NY Press interview with a graphic artist who’s left Manhattan for Japan. Apparently our “artist-driven metropolis has slowly given way to the rising tide of the corporate imperative.” Other social foibles (The Gap, Brooklyn SUVs, and Starbucks) may force all cool Manhattanites to flee to Tokyo. Because apparently it’s easier to “keep a roof over one’s head” out there. (NY Press)
  • Harvey Weinstein’s ex-wife Eve got the couple’s old duplex after their divorce–and now the lucky lady has unloaded the 15-room apartment for a reported $23 million. The buyer is Mr. Robert DeNiro, who in a gesture of his humane egalitarianism had been living in a rental. Now, thank god, he has great views of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. (NY Post)
  • The Mayor better hurry on his efforts to make New York “the foremost environmentally sustainable American city”–and Brooklyn should speed up those green condos too. Why? NYC is going to get 12.5 degrees hotter by the end of the century. (New York Times)
  • What’s life like for 21st-century starchitects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron? Out of nowhere, the Royal Institute of British Architects bestowes the 158-year-old Royal Gold Medal upon them, then the Miami Art Museum awards the pair a $120 million commission–without a competition, of course. That officially makes 40 Bond even more glamorous. (Architectural Record)
  • Max Abelson

    Thursday: Global Warming! Mass Artist Exodus! 'Primo' Parade Views!