5 Things To Know This AM — Aug 09 2011

What does breakfast with Richard Nicoll in Soho look like? Spoiler alert: it looks delicious. (Girl A La Mode)
New York brings more po'po', complete with horses, down to Tribeca in preparation for the new 9/11 memorial. Expect airport-style screening and other high security measures when the memorial opens this Fall. (Huffington Post)
La Esquina, one of our favorite eateries, has expanded into Williamsburg with their new Cafe de La Esquina. The locale features a casual cafe in the front and a dining room in the back where dishes like slow-roasted capon tamale with pumpkin seed mole, garlic, and watermelon are served. Is it time to eat yet? (Daily Candy)
The final attendance tally at the close of "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" comes in at 661,509 visitors, with 80,000 visitors in its final week alone. The numbers have made the show the eighth biggest show on record at the Met, and Anna Wintour was in attendance Sunday night to bid farewell to some of fashion's greatest creations. (New York Post)
Last week three taxi cab medallions were auctioned off, and two of them earned $705,000 each. Each! Who would have thought taxis were the next big investment? (Animal New York)

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