Girls Prep Charter's quest for more space took center stage last night at the District 1 Community Education Council Meeting. We'll have a full report about that in the next few days. In the meantime, Gotham Schools has a primer on the issue. Incidentally, Mayor Bloomberg is calling for a vast expansion of the charter school system.
WNYC looks at Mayor Bloomberg's track record on affordable housing.
Per EV Grieve, community groups are once again mobilizing against Le Souk.
Jeremiah compares and contrasts the old and the new on Orchard Street: "…you don't have to be a schmatta dealer from the old country to be struck dumb by the sight of a single pair of underwear sporting a $98 price tag."
Allen & Delancey's new chef, Ryan Skeen, wins rave reviews from Time Out new York:
His menu is a model of studied concision that doesn’t fetishize offal
or pork, nor pander to the new burger, hot-dog and fried-chicken
fiends. The well-rounded document offers an old-fashioned fine-dining
experience, with a short, urbane list of starters and entrées covering
just enough territory to satisfy, within reason, every mood and