We think Parker Posey should make a House of Yes out of the now vacant $32 million apartment at 1040 Fifth Avenue, where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis lived, and bring along her pillbox hat and Freddie Prinze Jr. (The New York Times)
Speaking of weird movies, The Urban Center is hosting a Water World-like lecture on modular cities. As our population continues to grow, New York’s harbors and rivers may come to house another borough. (The Architectural League)
In fact, New York has augmented its population more than any other city in the United States over the last 15 years by 800,000 people. (Gotham Gazette)
Brooklyn Views goes Jane Jacobs on Forest City Ratner’s ass and the company’s plans for Pacific Street.
Rent Guidelines Board hearings begin in spring with two newly appointed members, a move to up rents, according to ousted architect Martin Zelnick. (City Limits)
Queens for Affordable Housing is putting up a logical argument: if the government’s going to give tax breaks, include affordable housing in the building. (City Limits)
Jackson Heights has retained much of its history despite a cold shoulder from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. (Forgotten NY)
The principal of Brooklyn Technical High School was pushed out of his post because he called New Jersey home. (Gotham Gazette)
After Bloomberg showed his support for the United Nations, the organization has abandoned plans to set up a short-term HQ on Robert Moses Playground. (New York Post)
A designing jewelry lover’s wet dream: Tiffany & Co. and Frank Gehry collaborate. (Tiffany)
Philippe de Montebello of the Metropolitan Museum of Art defends looting…or something like that. (The New York Sun)
Design criticism requires idealism and shared planning goals. “We have lost this now,” Rick Poynor writes in Icon.
New York City residents spend $128 million a year in Wal-Marts that surround the city, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn couldn’t care less because it’s a “a bad corporate citizen.” (Crain’s)