Soon after closing his short-lived Bushwick bakery, the Awkward Scone, in June this year, chef Eric See set off on a weeks-long road trip through New Mexico, where he grew up. After more than a decade spent working as a pastry chef in New York for industry veterans like former Locanda Verde star Karen DeMasco, running pop-ups, and opening up his own establishment, See wondered if he had it in him to continue in the city after the COVID-19 pandemic decimated his business, like countless others across the city.



a store front at day: Eric See’s second NYC restaurant, Ursula, opens in Crown Heights today


Eric See’s second NYC restaurant, Ursula, opens in Crown Heights today

While driving through New Mexico, however, See soon realized that the situation there wasn’t much different either. Despite the odds, restaurants were trying to survive however best they could. Upon his return to New York, See was transfixed by a new-found enthusiasm he could see on the streets of Brooklyn,

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CROWN POINT — Panda Express representatives will have to literally go back to the drawing board before returning next month to the Plan Commission.

The Plan Commission deferred for 30 days a site development request from Valentino Mancini, project manager and an architect for Panda Express.

Project representatives are seeking the city’s approval for a 2,300-square-foot restaurant proposed for property on Broadway north of 109th Avenue.

Several on the Plan Commission, including planner Dan Rohaley, said he wasn’t happy with the architectural changes made following the meeting last month and presented on Monday.

“It still looks like a box,” Rohaley said.

City Councilwoman Laura Sauerman, a Plan Commission member, also voiced her concerns.

“I’m disappointed with the architectural changes because they are not as we

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* Dollar index poised for second week of gains on equity falls

* Sterling stabilises after sinking nearly 2% the day before

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LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – The euro rose slightly on Friday as traders noted European Central Bank policymakers’ calm approach to the euro’s recent appreciation, while the Norwegian crown surged on official forecasts the economy will now contract by less than predicted.

After a press conference on Thursday at which ECB President Christine Lagarde said the bank did not target the exchange rate, sources said policymakers had agreed to look through the euro’s rise, judging it was broadly in line with economic fundamentals.

Any advance higher in the euro may be curtailed, however, by ECB chief economist Philip Lane’s warning on Friday that a strong euro will further dampen price

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Cell-tower owner Crown Castle, under pressure from an activist investor to improve its financial performance, reportedly has been approached by a technology buyout firm seeking a minority stake in the Houston-based company’s fiber optic business.

Digital Colony, which owns and invests in telecommunications and technology businesses, approached Crown Castle about taking a stake in its fiber-optic business, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the discussions.

The overture would come as Elliott Management has been urging Crown Castle to improve the performance of its fiber optic business, and in a letter to its board of directors earlier this month encouraged taking on an experienced partner to run those operation.

FIBER: Activist investor renews attack on Crown Castle

Reuters reported that Digital Colony CEO Marc Ganzi spoke with Jay Brown, Crown Castle’s CEO, about the proposal.

Crown Castle, which has said in the past that it has no intention of selling

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NEW YORK — Rivals in life, the rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur are being united for an auction at Sotheby’s, the first-ever dedicated hip-hop auction at a major international auction house.

Bidders will be able to vie for the crown worn and signed by the Notorious B.I.G. during a 1997 photo shoot held three days before he was killed in Los Angeles. They’ll also get to bid on an archive of 22 autographed love letters written by Shakur at the age of 15-17 to a high school sweetheart.

The auction will be held Sept. 15 and features over 120 hip-hop-related lots. The items can be viewed in person — reservations are required during the pandemic — at Sotheby’s in New York City and the exhibition will also be available to the public online via its digital gallery.

“The impact of hip-hop is everywhere — sneakers, clothing, jewelry, art, music.

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A month has gone by since the last earnings report for Crown Holdings (CCK). Shares have added about 6.7% in that time frame, outperforming the S&P 500.

Will the recent positive trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Crown due for a pullback? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let’s take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important catalysts.

Crown Holdings’ Q2 Earnings Beat, Sales Miss Estimates

Crown Holdings reported second-quarter 2020 adjusted earnings per share of $1.33, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.31. The bottom-line figure, however, declined 8.9% year over year.

Including one-time items, earnings per share slid 7.8% year over year to 94 cents in the reported quarter.

Net sales in the quarter came in at $2,689 million, down from the year-ago quarter’s

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Crown said Monday it is “open to considering opportunities to create value.”


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Activist investor Elliott Management is ratcheting up the pressure on
Crown Castle.

The hedge fund disclosed a $1 billion stake in the Houston-based cell tower firm last month, arguing that Crown wasn’t getting proportional rewards for its hefty investment of time and money in its fiber-cable business. At the time, Elliott suggested Crown Castle (ticker: CCI) should target a 40% return on its fiber spending.

On Monday, Elliott turned up the heat, calling on Crown to immediately begin an operational and strategic review of the fiber business, claiming that Crown hasn’t yet put forth a credible plan to improve its fiber business. The hedge fund noted that, instead, Crown announced a series of “incremental steps and rear-guard actions,” including corporate-governance changes and the coming departure of its chief operations officer, which didn’t address Elliott’s

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