Week two of CurbedWire, Curbed's end-of-day rumor and reader report wrap, kicks off in style this sultry Monday. Read on, if you please.
· From the bursting CurbedWire Inbox, a couple of local boys make good. Reports a trusted tipster, "Gary Dennis, who owns the famed UWS video store Movie Place and is something of a local legend himself has, after many years of wrangling, arranged to have a stretch of 103rd street renamed for Humphrey Bogart, who was born there. Good stuff. Lauren Bacall will cut the ribbon, so to speak." [CurbedWire Inbox]
· Blogger Eat reports from this weekend's first Real Food Market in the Village, hosted by Nina Planck: "I was one of the first people at her Real Food Market on 6th Avenue this morning. Balthazar had a bread stand, Murray's was represented, and there were a few other odds and ends on offer, like pickles. I suspect it will grow, as long as Nina keeps up a strong presence in New York." [Eat]
· Mr. Newmark himself offers some thoughts, via his personal blog, on charging $10 per rental listing in NYC: "I do suspect to see more attempted bait and switch, and am already planning on how to pursue that." [CraigBlog]
· Brooklyn Girls strip down to promote the borough with the Babes of Brooklyn calendar. "Each month features a girl-next-door photographed at a traditional site in her specific Brooklyn neighborhood," Windsor Terrace native and Brooklyn College junior Jennifer Baker, 21, one of the three Catholic-schooled founders of Brooklyn Calendar Girls LP, tells the Post. Sadly, Williamsburg doesn't get a month, as the rest of Brooklyn continues to shit on hipsterville. [NYPost]