Friday-Morning Roundup

  • “It’s almost like wiping out Carnegie Hall,” said Jackie Mason about the closing of the Second Avenue Deli. (The New York Times)
  • It’s not local, but the fight to rebuild New Orleans? Looks like the poor neighborhoods won’t be eligible for rebuilding assistance. Did anybody see this coming? (The New York Times)
  • A second tenant for 7 World Trade Center has been announced: Ameriprise Financial will rent 20,000 square feet on the 39th floor. (The New York Times)
  • Cecil Meed, R.I.P. A landlord that actually lowered the rent, dies in a Hamilton Heights fire. (The New York Times)
  • No surprise here: Manhattan apartment prices hit record high. (Crain’s)
  • It’s a little old, but here’s an interview with Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe about Washington Square Park’s redesign. A couple of nuggets: “We’re going to make sure we have all our proverbial ducks in a row”; “There’s a lot of muffins in the oven getting ready to come out.” (The Villager)
  • -Matthew Grace

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