+ The Landmarks Preservation Commission has been doing its job, but what about the buildings and districts behind the numbers? Meanwhile, 980 Madison developer Aby Rosen says Tom Wolfe “should stick to writing books.”

+ Speaking of the Commission, it has stripped landmark status from land where a deteriorated 1871 building once stood. That's only happened twice before.

+ For developers, sluggish condo sales mean only one thing: more upscale hotels, natch.

+ The city's latest landmark building is an 1850s Italianate Villa in Clinton Hill.

+ A 1000-plus word NY Sun article on the Whitney's future reports very little on, um, the Whitney's future.

+ Starchitect-designed homes for the Target set? Probably not anytime soon.

+ And, breaking news: Designers' assistants snag furniture from the street!