FIDI?All hail Beekman Tower, rising king of, uh, the City Hall environs! The tipster who sent us the above cool pic writes, "Now just four stories away from being complete and nearly half of the building has been covered in stainless steel curtain wall. At a pace of one floor every two days, this building should be topped out within two weeks. Looks like the project is progressing on track." That's 77 stories of pure, unfiltered Frank Gehry. We love it. Others don't. [CurbedWire Inbox]
LAS VEGAS?Not only is John Varvatos capitalizing on the Bowery's gritty lore with his boutique in the old CBGB space, but he's also exporting the Bowery to the masses. According to a press release, dude just celebrated the opening of his Bowery NYC store in Vegas's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with an Alice Cooper concert. How does that make you feel, Vanessa Hudgeons? [CurbedWire Inbox]
WEST VILLAGE?Staunch opponents of the Jane Hotel may want to boycott J. Crew. Check out who's modeling in their new catalog.
It's Downtown hotelier Sean MacPherson, showing off an $825 leather jacket. According to the writeup, the jacket is, "Built for speed in hand-distressed, oiled Italian leather complete with authentic road-warrior details." Also keeps the dog pee off your skin. [CurbedWire Inbox]