The World Trade Center site has been closed off from lower Manhattan and the rest of the city for 12 long years. But by this time next year, the site will be fully reintegrated back into the streetscape, and New Yorkers will reclaim the Downtown they once knew. It’s no coincidence that major developments at Read More
Get ready to hear the clack of high heels on the Financial District’s cobblestones.
“There is a growing group of people that have moved to Financial District because their job is here or was relocated here,” said Ariel Cohen, a broker in the Ariel Cohen Team at Douglas Elliman. “I expect we’ll see more of that, especially with Condé Nast moving to the area.” Read More
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Here’s your easy guide to understanding the fierce ethics debate currently waging over the firing of AP political reporter Bob Lewis. And whether or not you believe Mr. Lewis should have been fired for his misreporting on Terry McAuliffe, The Washington Post also notes that “As of Tuesday, three news organizations have contacted him to discuss potential job offers.” (The Washington Post)
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Kinja! Gawker founder Nick Denton is “set to unveil ‘a manifesto’ of sorts that will outline Gawker’s plan to further blur the line between reporters and readers and explain readers’ rights.” (The New York Times)
Slate explains its redesign. (Slate)
Here’s an interesting fact about the “rendering” of H&M billboards that were released today as part of the news that 4 Times Square is now leasing out its skyspace for 70 x 70 ft. signs: No one at Condé Nast was apparently available to comment on The Wall Street Journal‘s story.
Anna Wintour will add the newly created role of artistic director of Condé Nast to her existing duties as Vogue editor and editorial director of Teen Vogue, the Times reports. The position was created in part to keep Ms. Wintour at Condé Nast, and should put an end the persistent (and persistently debunked) speculation that the Obama-supporting editrix could decamp for a plum ambassador gig. Condé is expected to make the announcement today.
As a child born into one of the country’s most powerful publishing families, it can be hard to escape from the shadow of one’s overwhelmingly successful antecedents. It appears that Samuel I. Newhouse IV didn’t want to be in the literal shadow of the family offices, soon to relocate to the World Trade Center, either. He’s jettisoned his trendy Tribeca loft at 55 North Moore Street for $2.7 million, according to city records.
Sally Singer is heading back to Vogue in the newly created role of digital creative director, The Fix reports.
Ms. Singer left Condé Nast, where she was Vogue’s fashion news and features director, in 2010 to become the editor in chief of T. But her two-year stint at the Times came to an abrupt end this past in August. WSJ. Read More
Condé Nast has laid off 60 staffers this week. Self and Brides seem to be the hardest hit while The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Vogue have so far been spared.
Hearst Magazines has named Carine Roitfeld the global fashion director for Harper’s Bazaar. This move ramps up the rivalry between the former editrix of French Vogue and Condé Nast. Ms. Roitfeld, who was once seen as a possible successor to Anna Wintour, abruptly left Condé Nast in 2010.
Ms. Roitfeld introduced her new magazine, CR Fashion Book, just Read More