A seasonal smorgasbord of the latest in high-tech gadgetry, the short-lived Wired Store in Soho, open through Dec. 31, actually showcases more than mere electronics.
Think of it also as a flashy yet thinly veiled open house. As careful readers of the pop-up store’s handy shopping guide might note: “EVEN THIS SPECTACULAR RETAIL SPACE Read More
One more thing on my last post. Someone pointed out to me that Larry Littlefield at Room 8 recently raised the possibility that changing the 421a program might result in a residential real estate glut. But Littlefield thinks it should be an intended consequence. He writes:
There is a lot of stupid Read More
So, after months of study and discussion, the City Council approved a plan to revise the huge tax break that residential developers receive for building large new developments. The story of the so-called 421a program is the recent history of the city in microcosm. When the program was originally enacted in the 1970s, Read More
In the Houston Chronicle, Professor Michael Desch makes the argument that Israeli withdrawals from occupied territories save Israeli lives.
Israeli Foreign Ministry figures reveal that while Qassam
rocket attacks increased marginally from 2004 to 2005 (309 to 377), the
total number of terrorist attacks declined by almost 40 percent during Read More
APS (who has kindly visited this blog before) nails me, on my Dershowitz and Catholics item, by pointing out that in 1960 John Kennedy was getting hit with innuendo so that’s why he went to the Houston ministers.
The Protestant Ministers JFK was addressing actually had conservative social views similar to the Catholic Read More
From Scuttling Toward Sanity, by David Brooks, The New York Times, April 6, 2006: I had a horrifying experience in the House of Representatives last week. The House Immigration Caucus held a press conference so members could compete to see who was the biggest blithering idiot in the group.
“Anybody who votes Read More
191 Orchard Street
(near Houston Street)
Noise Level: Very low
Wine List: Organic, interesting international choices, fairly priced
Credit Cards: All major
Price Range: Main courses, $16 to $19
Dinner: Sunday through Wednesday, 5:30 to 11 p.m.;
Thursday through Saturday; to midnight
Heirloom is a Read More
If you wander into Plate NYC during the day, you won’t find a restaurant; you’ll find a shop and a bar. The shop, on Elizabeth Street just below Houston, sells a small but broad range of goods, from women’s clothes, jewelry, knick-knacks for the house, chocolates and “collectibles” to wedding cakes and gowns to order. Read More
Ama, on the western tip of Soho, is nothing like the Old World Italian restaurants that have dominated this neighborhood for decades. It seems like Ama has landed here almost from another planet: On a recent visit, a stylish Upper East Side crowd packed into Ama’s sleek white dining room on Macdougal Street, just a Read More