This Week in NYC

Peter Vallone’s election-year plan to ban smoking in bars: If he’d stop wearing that flammable hairpiece, he wouldn’t need to worry so much.

Fresh Kills landfill closes: Finally, Staten Island will be able to complete its makeover as a tropical tourist destination.

Donald Trump says Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim will ruin the skyline: And everyone knows that ruining the skyline is Trump’s job.

N.J. gov nixes mall plans, calling Meadowlands “a precious area”: But we thought that malls counted as “precious areas” in Jersey.

Two Boots Pizza plans IPO, national expansion: Remember when the only things coming out of the East Village were rats and heroin?

Overdesigned Lafayette Street restaurant Belgo shutters: Has the moules-frites bubble burst, too?

Dow hits two-year low: Throw in a crack war, and maybe rents will really go down.

This Week in NYC