A lot across the street from the Empire State Building at 325 Fifth Ave. has been cleared for a new 41-story residential skyscraper, and the developer is predicting big things for the quasi-depressed South Midtown microneighborhood. Reports Lore Croghan, "'Come back in two years, and this will be a real residential neighborhood,' he said. He's coined a new name for the nabe?SoFi, which stands for 'South Fifth Avenue.'" So Fine!
· Empire Neighbor [NYDailyNews, 3rd item]