Hot off the Presses: APRIL


Oscar Season might be old news, but a smashing caftan is never old hat, which is precisely why the gold caftan Meryl Streep wears in Steven Speilberg’s Pentagon Papers newsroom drama The Post will always be newsworthy. You can do endless “Where Are They Now?” pieces about it, because there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t ask myself that very question about that very caftan. Moreover, now that the New York weather is *allegedly* warming up, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll wear to the beach. Just kidding! You already know it’s a caftan, because if you’re anything like me, you burn easily and your beach body is more like beach blobby, so why not take a page from the *other* Divine Miss M and work. That. CAFTAN!  

Speaking of caftans, CTA has been in the news an awful lot lately, so much so that you might say the news has really been flowing…like a caftan! Let’s take a look the latest stories, shall we?


  • First off is an article from the Irish Post, Irish famine memorial in New York reopens after $5 million investment. If this story were a caftan, I imagine it’d be shamrock green with (pot o’) gold embroidery. Since it’s imported all the way from Ireland, you’d probably pay extra, but that’s a price worth paying to sashay about in the sartorial splendor of the luck of the Irish.




  • World Landscape Architect did their own Irish Hunger Memorial story, Renovation of Irish Hunger Memorial complete, and I find this story exciting because it’s *World* Landscape Architect. Much like the perfect combination of comfort, form, and function that is the caftan, CTA is going global, y’all! 


  • And lastly, to paraphrase Dr. Frank N. Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show, if you want something visual, here’s a brief new NBC 4 New York piece featuring our very own Frank Scanlon: Irish Hunger Memorial opens for St. Patrick’s Day. Frank N. Furter was a huge proponent of pearl necklaces and pink surgical gloves, but alas, not caftans, which is a cruel reminder that nobody is perfect.


Well, that’s it for the latest in CTA’s news cycle. When Steven Spielberg makes a movie about it, who do you think will play me? And more importantly, will they wear that caftan?!?


Hot Off the Presses


Have you seen His Girl Friday? It’s delicious, isn’t it? Some of you might not have the appetite for a black and white flicker pictures (that’s what Olds like me called ‘em back in the day), but trust me when I tell you that this movie has everything you could ask for to tickle your tastebuds, cinematically speaking. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell’s chemistry crackles, Ms. Rosalind’s costumes will give you first degree burns born from the raging fires of pure sartorial envy (bring the aloe), the Hawskian rat-a-tat banter is first rate, and somebody please fetch me a lifesaver, because if these accents were more Midatlantic, I’d drown in the ocean! Oh, and most importantly, it’s about NEWS, and isn’t that the name of this game? So in the spirit of the above still of Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell breaking a story in His Girl Friday, here’s this week’s late-breaking news:

  • It seems only fitting that in the windup to St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the Irish Hunger Memorial would get some love, so here’s a piece about our renovation in Prism. Incidentally, it turns out Prism is a publication about sustainability and built environments and not a weblog devoted to my favorite Katy Perry album. #themoreyouknow
  • And speaking of things that shine bright like a diamond, here’s a piece from Landscape + Urbanism that you’re guaranteed to like so much you will put a ring on it. I normally don’t mix my popstar metaphors so egregiously, but then again, I don’t usually write to my TGIF Spotify playlist either, so I guess today is all about breaking the news and breaking the rules!

Well, that’s all for this week’s news that Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell and the fine folks of the internet have broken. CTA news: news that proves that if it is broken, CTA can fix it!

News on the March

News: it’s on the front page, it’s 24 hours, and sometimes it’s even fake! That probably ain’t news to you, but what you might not know good ol’ CTA Architects is getting in on all of that breaking news action! So in the spirit of the above still from the news reel in Citizen Kane, here’s the CTA news that’s been on the march this week:

  • The New York Real Estate Journal’s “Daily REcap” newsletter gave a shoutout to our renovation project at STREB. It just began and publications are already spreading the word? That’s some REally exciting REnovation news! You can read the full story about the renovation here





Well, that’s it for this week’s news on the march with CTA, but I’ll be back soon with more CTA news soon! CTA News: the news you can use (to make all of your friends and family jealous about where you work)!