Dare-devil ban? … and more

June 26, 2008 06:45PM

  • 1. New York City Council members are floating legislation that would ban climbing or jumping off skyscrapers, following a spate of dare-devil climbs [AP via Crain’s]
  • 2. New York City officials say they’ve cracked down on unlicensed home improvement contractors [AP via Crain’s]
  • 3. A sneak peak at the outdoor prefab housing exhibit at MoMa [Curbed]
  • 4. Mayor Bloomberg and others gathered last night for an awards party at the Four Seasons on 52nd Street for the people named to its 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate [NYO]
  • 5. A 220-room select service hotel is coming to West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue [GlobeSt.]
  • 6. Grand 275, a Clinton Hill multicultural mainstay, is shutting down [Brownstoner]
  • 7. New York City ranked No. 2 for best cities for design [Business Week]
  • 8. Next week, the Bowery Hotel owners will start renting rooms at the new Jane Hotel in the West Village for just under $100 a night [NYT]

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