The Metro has some amusing reaction to the announcement that the French retailer Hermes will be opening a 5,400-square-foot space at Broad and Wall Streets next year, including some high-profile brokers' responses to residents' griping that the space should become a grocery store, seeing as how the hot new neighborhood lacks market options. Said Newmark Knight Frank CEO Barry Gosin: “Supermarkets are a dime a dozen, but Hermes is not. As for people being inconvenienced, I have an apartment in the city and I can’t remember the last time I cooked at home.” Sympathetic, and yet?touching.
Corcoran VP Richard Silver, who bought a place at Downtown by Philippe Starck, took some time to laud the 'hood: “The Upper East Side is vanilla. This is the next TriBeCa. Everyone thought that neighborhood was for pioneering types. Now it’s all baby carriages.” Yes, friends, we have received an It call! Better get your butt downtown. By the way, there are 24 Corcoran vice presidents and senior vice presidents ... listed under S.
· Wall St.: the next TriBeCa? [Metro]
· Hermes Taking Its $550 Dog Collars Downtown [Curbed]