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Thacher Proffitt

  1. company town
    Thacher, Proffitt & Wood Closing DoorsAfter 160 years, the subprime-mortgage crisis wipes out one of the city’s oldest firms.
  2. Wall Street’s Week of ReckoningAIG’s Martin Sullivan is out, and everyone else is waiting for the ax to fall. Plus! Former ‘NYT’ editor Howell Raines picks on Poynter blogger Jim Romenesko, a Central Park West penthouse goes on the market for $80 million, and more, all in our daily roundup of finance, media, real-estate and law news.
  3. Did ‘The New Yorker’ Rip One of Its Cartoons Off ‘The Far Side’?MEDIAOMG, plagiarism in The New Yorker’s cartoon issue? [Gelf] • Washington Post chief Don Graham has 300 Facebook friends. Poke away! [Washingtonian] • Fox 9’s license is up for renewal, and a bunch of incensed New Jerseyans are fighting the station for failing to live up to its Jersey-side obligations. After all, the channel is based out of Secaucus but bills itself as “My9 New York.” [NYT]
  4. company town
    Howard Stern Thinks Imus Will Make You HurlMEDIA • Carson Daly is going scab! Good thing he doesn’t have any viewers, and unlike Ellen isn’t actually a member of the Writers Guild. [NYT] • Howard Stern gets all collegiate about Don Imus’s return: “At this point, I don’t think he’s very relevant. People will tune out within a week. I defy you to listen. See how long you can keep listening. Time it. You’ll throw up. You’ll get sick. You’ll die.” [AP via Mixed Media/Portfolio] • Knicks reporters — even bigger whiners than regular reporters. Daily News vet Frank Isola: “It used to be fun here. Now, there are some nights when you’re trying to talk your boss out of sending you here and maybe lie and tell him you’re sick or something.” [NYO]