Wednesday: Play House Parker Posey

  • 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)
  • – Riva Froymovich

    Wednesday: Play House Parker Posey