Wednesday: Luxury Bathrooms vs. ‘Green’; Central Park West vs. NYHS

Mr. Moyers, Mr. CPW

  • Saunas, towel warmers and heated floors are still hot commodities in the luxury home industry, but the single biggest new trend is “everything green.” That means New Yorkers are increasingly unwilling to kill a rainforest for “one piece of exotic wood for inlay.” (Forbes)
  • Classy behemoth Clear Channel and (at least) two other big billboard companies are suing New York over limitations on outdoor ads. Is it a matter of free speech or corporate graffiti? (NY Post)
  • Opening a successful Central American comfort food eatery in Park Slope is easy. Park Slope really is perfect. (NY Daily News)
  • New Yorkers (i.e. Bill Moyers) do not want the New-York Historical Society to build “a 23-story glass apartment tower behind the society’s museum.” (NY Times)
  • Shouldn’t we always listen to Mr. Moyers? Maybe not: after all, New Yorkers also don’t welcome more development in the Lower East Side. Or in the East Village. Or in Washington Square Park. (Sun)
  • Max Abelson