As I was walking past the sidewalk permits, something caught my eye and I stopped to shoot a photo of one of the permits with my blackberry curve. As I was taking the photo, the construction site boss came out and started glaring at me. He asked me, "What are you doing and who are you?" I told him I was Fred Wilson and I was taking a photo of the sidewalk permit. I mentioned that it is a public permit and that it was there to inform the public about what was going on there. He just stood there staring at me and I checked my photo to make sure I got what I wanted and then headed on.
The thing that caught my eye was the permit for a "large glass circular stair". The Apple store in Soho has the large glass stair front and center. The Apple store in midtown has the glass enclosure. So they are doing a large glass circular stair in the meat market district. Based on the progress I saw, we may see that stair before year end.