Monday: Sunshine and Cabbage Strudel

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Downtown Cipriani on West Broadway

  • Developer Steven C. Witkoff fired Corcoran Sunshine Marketing from his Cipriani project and replaced them with Prudential Douglas Elliman the following day. Louise Sunshine says “I feel raped,” but she and Pamela Liebman remain the best of friends. (The New York Times)
  • After Boston’s Big Dig, developers entice prospective residents with luxury condos and sprawling park space in the center of town. (The New York Times)
  • The Morgan Library complex, J. P. Morgan’s “second-hand mansion” and private library, will reopen after renovation in April. (The New York Times)
  • The Church of St. Brigid in the East Village, designed by Irish architect Patrick Keely, doesn’t have the funds to bring the building up to code and it will likely be demolished. (New York Post)
  • The owner of the oldest boatyard in New York is giving up fishing to farm, and developers are knocking on every door nearby, on City Island in the Long Island Sound. (The Village Voice)
  • Single women are twice as likely to be home buyers than single men, because, well, men are immature. (The New York Times)
  • The ever expanding New York University plans to build the largest research and training facility for children’s psychiatric treatment in the world on First Avenue between 25th and 26th streets. (New York Daily News)
  • There are “enforceable” rules in coops, like no smoking. (New York)
  • Broke after a “bad real estate deal,” a plumber went from bankrupt to turning a major profit. (NewYork)
  • Nora Ephron inspires new trend: strudel. (New York)
  • Monday: Sunshine and Cabbage Strudel