5 Things To Know This AM — Aug 29 2011

Fashion Week's newest hotspot won't be downtown—the team behind The Lion will open their latest venture, The Crown, on the Upper East Side with private tastings starting September 9. (New York Post)
Did the media cry wolf over Irene's impact in NYC? There's a lot of 'hurricane hype' going on. (Gawker)
Though the MTA wasn't running yesterday, you have no excuse to skip work—the subways started running this morning! We expect commuting won't exactly be a joyride. (Gothamist)
In other Irene news, it seems that a little storm (or lack thereof) can't keep New Yorkers from doing what they do best—shopping! The most popular spot among the open offerings seemed to be The Container Store, where people were stocking up on...shoe racks. (Huffington Post)
This weekend's NYT profile of The High Line's best quote: "It’s a blustering, woof-woofing, high-fiving, tanned, high-heels-on-cobblestones circus where Vin Diesel and Paris Hilton still seem to retain a stubborn sartorial influence."