The wall collapse that shut Chumley’s in April did not hurt anybody, but “the framed, first-edition literary classics that adorn the walls are covered in dust, and a few were destroyed….” The owner expects to re-open by October. Cheers! [AMNY]
Lois Weiss says that Argent Ventures bought 1.3 million square feet air rights to Grand Central Terminal plus 156 miles of train track stretching from Manhattan to Duchess County in a little noticed deal last year. It won’t affect train service, but could bulk up neighboring buildings. [NY Post]
The city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation plans to shutter a Roosevelt Island facility, opening up 10 acres for potential development. [NY Sun]
Mysterious subterranean explosions left part of Yorkville without power for more than 11 hours yesterday, [NY Daily News]
And Pete Donohue points out that it will be cheaper for outer-borough residents to pay Mayor Bloomberg’s $8 fee to drive into Manhattan than it will for them to pay the $10 for a round-trip on an express bus. [NY Daily News]
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