ACCOLADES—Avec Eric, Eric Ripert's solo TV series for PBS, received the 2010 Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Main Title & Graphic Design." He is currently filming the second season of Avec Eric, and the show will air in the fall of 2010.
COMMUNITY BOARDS—The new Community Board 2 agenda is out. Bobo's Carlos Suarez is applying for the old Village Paper store, Andre Balazs wants to turn the 18th floor of the hotel private, a new operator is after the 24 Prince space, and Karaoke Boho is back on the docket. [CB2]
BUCKSWIRE—Starbucks added iced coffee to its Via instant coffee line, with a magical powder that dissolves in cold water, whereas the original version required hot. Instant coffee is one of Starbucks' recent efforts to fight off new competitors from outside the coffee market, like McDonald's. [AP]