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This time next Friday—actually, starting sometime around Monday probably—the fan boys will begin lining up in Grand Central Terminal to be the first into the new Apple Store when it opens Dec. 9.
Will they care whether Apple is paying $60 per square foot, or $80, or $180? Probably not. But State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli cares, and yesterday, his office announced they would do an audit of the M.T.A.’s real estate practices, following up on one from last year, to make sure the transit agency is not cutting anybody—Apple, Danny Meyer, their mother—a sweetheart deal.
To which the M.T.A.’s response is: “Bring it on.”
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who, if nothing else, excels at boosterism, has made a video in which he pleads (via an email typed on an iPad purchased in Manhattan) for Apple to open a store in the Borough of Kings.
Gothamist has the footage.
Here’s a snippet from the email, addressed to “Mr. Read More
Metro today reports on residents’ backlash against the ever-popular Apple Store on Prince and Greene Streets:
“We’ve been suffering ever since they moved in [six years ago],” said Sean Sweeney, director of the SoHo Alliance and Greene Street resident, who ticked off a litany of complaints ranging from noise from steam cleaning the Read More
BEIJING—The last night of the old, normal life, July 19, was mild and beautiful. The air was clear, even though the Olympic rules would not take effect till the next day: the driving ban on half the city’s three million private cars, alternating daily between odd- and even-numbered license plates; the halt to construction digging Read More
"This is an awesome space, an awesome location," chef Scott Conant said, during a packed-house grand opening party at his new digs in the meatpacking district–er, at least, sort of in the meatpacking district.
"It’s not really in the meatpacking, it’s on, you know what I’m saying?"
The former L’Impero and Alto cook‘s Read More