Duly Noted: WFB for mayor, St. Saviour's tragedy
Who is that masked couple? It's William F. Buckley Jr., and his wife Patricia at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball at the Plaza Hotel on Nov. 28, 1966. A year earlier, Buckley had run for mayor. (AP)
* Here's a look by City Room at a fact many of a certain age don't know: William F. Buckley ran for mayor in 1965.
* Good running coverage of a tragedy: the destruction of St. Saviours in Maspeth. Latest is that the city has halted the demolition work. [Queens Crap]
* The Times has a video examining the rejuvenated facade of the James A. Farley Post Office. We first told you back in September that the work was done.
* Dylan's Candy Bar now has a just-as-colorful third floor. [Racked]
* Part of Richard Brodsky's congestion-pricing alternative: Paying $6.50 for just jumping into a cab. [City Room]
* A remnant of the World Trade Center's life, right across the street, will soon disappear into the protective hands of curators. [City Room]
* And Lost City writes about one our favorite surviving signs from the Devil's Playground era of Times Square. Here are recent photos we took of the Elk Hotel, at 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue:
-- Rolando Pujol