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The Donald Will Go On

• The meatpacking district might be getting trashier: Legislation is in the works to build a waste-transfer station near Gansevoort Street. [NYT]
• “You don’t have to worry about me at all,” Donald Trump said when asked about the country’s real-estate woes. In fact, in a few weeks when he sells his Palm Beach estate Maison de L’Amitie for a reported $100 million, it will be the biggest sale of a single-family home in America. Ever. [NYO]
• Sylvette David, a Picasso muse, is urging the Landmark Preservation Commission to make the I.M. Pei–designed towers in Greenwich Village a historic landmark. [CityRoom/NYT]

• Former Bear Stearns rainmaker Alan Schwartz is being courted by private-equity shops, but he’s taking the summer to contemplate whether he wants to stay onboard with JPMorgan. [NYP]
• Get out your checkbooks: A dinner with Warren Buffett is being auctioned off to benefit Glide Foundation. With three days left to go, bidding is up to $77,100. [DealBook/NYT via eBay]
• What’s going on over at UBS? The bank has hired Lazard to review its businesses, which means the financial firm might be considering separating its wealth-management division from its investment-banking operation. [NYP]

• Don Imus is still saying he was making a “sarcastic point” about the unfair treatment of blacks in the criminal system, and that the criticism surrounding the comment was “ridiculous.” [USAT]
• Former Wall Street Journal managing editor Marcus Brauchli is a contender for the executive-editor position at the Washington Post. Other front-runners are Post managing editor Phil Bennett and New York Times deputy managing editor Jonathan Landman. [Radar, MarketWatch]
• It’s summer-intern season! But be careful whom you ask to get you your grande soy latte in a venti cup. [New Republic]
The Village Voice is trying to work out an agreement with its new owner, the Phoenix-based New Times company. [NYP]

• Every year Proskauer Rose brings summer associates to participate in a Habitat for Humanity event in New Orleans, where some of them inevitably get drunk, hook up, and then fail to show up to build the house. [Above the Law]
• It’s Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe versus Finnegan Henderson and Boies Schiller & Flexner in the case of the Facebook code theft. [WSJ]
• The Illinois Attorney General’s office is planning to sue Countrywide and Angelo Mozilo for “unfair and deceptive practices” in the sale of mortgage loans. [WSJ]

The Donald Will Go On