Howard Hughes Corp. is set to reveal its plans for the renovation of Pier 17 at South Street Seaport, according to Crain’s. The plans will first have to get the all clear from Landmarks Preservation Commission, which oversees the seaport historic district, and it is hoped the plans will be submitted sometime in the first half of 2012.
The bid faced opposition in the past from the commission when it was presented by General Growth three years ago, prior to the massive mall operator’s bankruptcy.
At the movies, the Christmas countdown is here. I have lost track of the sheer volume of films arriving in time for holiday spending sprees and year-end Oscar nominations, but with so many openings and so little time and space, all bets are off and I’m calling them as fast as I see them. Among Read More
“We are in a street fight,” seethes Leonardo DiCaprio, as Howard Hughes in The Aviator, speaking about his nemesis, Pan Am owner Juan Trippe. “And I’m not going to lose.”
When last we met on the Harvey Weinstein–Martin Scorsese field of battle, it was about two years ago; the producer and the director were in Read More
Ergonomics are back!
It’s all part of the never-ending 70′s revival, and also part of a burgeoning selfishness trend. In offices all over Manhattan, self-obsessed employees are insisting upon posture-enhancing chairs and insanely biomorphic ergo-keyboards before they will even entertain the idea of work. Secretaries and personal assistants are now shrieking for anti-fatigue matting Read More