Friday lunchtime linkage

The Muppets Take Manhattan as a blueprint for making it in New York [New York Post]
Brooklyn’s Ace Hotel is coming [Brownstoner]
The sad weird marketing of One57 [Death and Taxes]
Tips for hosting in the Hamptons [Observer]
Here’s a giant Rubik’s cube floating down the Hudson River [Wall Street Journal]
Bill Bratton lets more cops talk to the press than Ray Kelly [New York 1]
Someone, for the love of god, catch this pregnant Park Slope tarantula [Gothamist]