Displaying all articles tagged:

Battery Park City

  1. Openings
    Jose Garces’s Amada Opens in New York, With Rabbit Paella and Lamb FritesThe celebrity chef’s New York project is located at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City.
  2. Good Causes
    Parm Is Donating All Opening-Day Sales From Its Battery Park City Outpost toHe suffered a serious spinal injury during the May Amtrak derailment.
  3. Openings
    Stephen Starr Brings Frito Pie Burritos to New YorkEl Vez Burrito will open in Battery Park City.
  4. Openings
    What to Eat at El Vez, Stephen Starr’s Battery Park City RestaurantBuild-your-own tacos, oxtail enchiladas, and margaritas.
  5. Interviews
    Stephen Starr on El Vez and the Cutthroat World of Restaurant Real Estate“There’s only so much you can do when the rents are 70, 80, 100,000 a month …”
  6. Coming Soon
    Looks Like El Vez Is Opening SoonThey’re calling it an “intense restaurant opening.”
  7. Openings
    What to Eat at Harry’s Italian Pizza Bar, Opening Monday in BPCSquare pies and Italian classics for lunch, dinner, and late-night.
  8. The New York Banker Diet
    Food Trucks Roll Into Battery Park CityBPC is getting its own 21-truck food court, beginning Monday.
  9. Openings
    François Payard Bakery Now Open in Battery Park CityThe first croissants rolled out this morning.
  10. Openings
    Battery Park City Shake Shack Opens TomorrowThe latest Shack is ready to go.
  11. Openings
    Financial District Will Get Outdoor Bistro This SpringAnd Battery Park City gets a rooftop restaurant.
  12. Empire Building
    Danny Meyer Brings Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, and Fine-Dining Joint to BatteryThey’ll open next year.
  13. Empire Building
    Blue Smoke Rumored In at BPC; Shake Shack UES Slated for This MonthThe latest from Danny Meyer’s world.
  14. Rumor Mill
    USHG Doth Protest Too Much About Battery Park Shake ShackToday’s Shake Shack location rumor takes us to Battery Park City.
  15. neighborhood watch
    Landlords to Battery Park Tenants: Get Mad at Us, Not at the WallsPenny-pinchers (well, pickers) in Soho, possibly anger-based graffiti in Battery Park City, and the pitiable buyers at the Novo in Park Slope — that and more in today’s boroughs report.
  16. neighborhood watch
    Battery Pier: A Beautiful Disaster?Battery Park: Are we weird because all the decrepit buildings the city wants to renovate — like this pier with a Victorian clock tower — we think are beautiful just as they are? Yeah, we’re probably weird. [NYT via Curbed] Greenpoint: It was difficult to visit friends yesterday at this crazy-ass apartment because “the buzzards” weren’t working. Well, it was a holiday, after all. [Newyorkshitty] Harlem: The Rev. Al Sharpton said yesterday that if MLK were to walk through Harlem today, he might not like what he saw. You mean his dream didn’t include “the gentrification people”? [NYS]
  17. neighborhood watch
    Battery Park, Do We Need More of It?Battery Park City: Should the hood, itself built on landfill, be extended out into the Hudson with more landfill? The local community board says, “No, no, no!” [CityRealty] Bedford-Stuyvesant: Herewith, twenty reasons to love the hood’s hated-on, not-so-trendy north side. (“11. The selection of current bootleg DVDs at the laundromat.” Can’t argue with that.) [Bed-Stuy Banana] Downtown Brooklyn: One of those sleek, new bus shelters has been smashed to pieces … again! [McBrooklyn]
  18. Neighborhood Watch
    Gilt Shows Midtown East the HandBattery Park City: Flurt frozen yogurt looks almost complete on South End Avenue. [Eater] East Village: Wannabistro 26 Seats has just changed owners, but for now the menu will remain the same. [Grub Street] Flatiron: The Gansevoort people plan to open another hotel on Park Avenue South somewhere in the Twenties. [Down by the Hipster] Midtown East: Gilt will close for the last two weeks in August, before chef Christopher Lee debuts the fall menu. [Grub Street] Sunset Park: Sunset Park locals fight to keep out Papa John’s pizza: “I feel like this is the neighborhood’s last stand,” says one pie protester. [NYT] Upper West Side : Aix brasserie will host a six-course wine dinner next Monday night showcasing rosé. [Grub Street]
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    Brothers Bromberg Bringing Japanese Barbecue to Columbus CircleAstoria: Bistro 33 on Ditmars at 21st Street has opened its outdoor seating and launched a weekend brunch featuring apple-Brie omelettes and blueberry pancakes. [Joey in Astoria] Battery Park City: Former Thor chef Kevin Pomplun is the director of operations for Will Goldfarb’s kiosk, Picnick, and there are more details about what will be on offer. [Gothamist] Columbus Circle: The Blue Ribbon coming to new hotel Six Columbus will transcend sushi by offering both a raw bar and Japanese barbecue. [Down by the Hipster] Harlem: Legendary soul-food destination Copeland’s Restaurant will close on Monday after 50 years and one last Sunday brunch. [NYT] Lower East Side: The herring at Russ & Daughters builds “manly strength.” [Eat for Victory/VV] Red Hook: DeFonte’s owner can’t go on vacation without spurring concern that the mom-and-pop sandwich shop has closed for good. [Lost City] Sagaponack: Townline BBQ is up and running as of Monday, hoping to succeed where four other restaurants have failed. [NYT]
  20. neighborhood watch
    Rats Attack Chelsea Health ClinicBattery Park City: The Solaire, which touts itself as “America’s first environmentally advanced residential tower,” is cracking down on bikes parked in hallways. [Streetsblog] Brooklyn Heights: The Love Lane Garage will close at month’s end, to make room for — OMG, this is so surprising! — new condos. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Central Park: Free classical music does nothing but bring out the rudeness in people. Fortunately, no fistfights. This isn’t Boston, after all. [City Specific] Chelsea: Ew, rats! No, not the condo developers — real rats! And all over the park in front of the Ninth Avenue city health clinic, no less. [Blog Chelsea] Dumbo: Is the spruced-up Pearl Street Triangle painted the same lime green as the city’s bike lanes because the Department of Transportation had extra paint left over, or because it really likes this color? [Brownstoner] Gowanus: A whole lotta enviro-cleanup is going to have to happen before the city can turn the parcel known as Public Place into the affordable-housing complex it envisions. [Gowanus Lounge] Upper West Side: Fights reportedly broke out at the Columbus Circle Whole Foods this morning as people queued up to by ecofriendly, $15 designer canvas “I’m Not a Plastic Bag” shopping sacks. [Gothamist]
  21. in other news
    Downtown Gets Rich and Popular, Upending Neighborhood Stereotypes This week, humanity was shocked by the news that downtown Manhattanites have a higher median household income than any other population center in the country. (Meanwhile, journalism professors were shocked by the fact that Daily Intel took this information directly from a press release sent out by a real-estate developer that operates primarily in downtown Manhattan.) “Downtown” is defined as the financial district and Battery Park City, as well as the “Civic Center region,” which we’d never heard of but apparently refers to the area around City Hall. This means it’s time for New Yorkers to revise our cherished wealth-related neighborhood stereotypes. After the jump, some suggestions.
  22. the morning line
    Green School • Nine New York universities, including Columbia, CUNY, NYU, and Pratt, have signed on to cut their greenhouse-gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017. This exceeds Bloomberg’s PlaNYC goals and should, the mayor says, “make a sizable dent” in the city’s carbon footprint. [amNY] • A 15-year-old Connecticut girl who disappeared a year ago was found alive, apparently imprisoned in a secret room of her parents’ acquaintances’ house. [NYP] • Someone is destroying entire print runs, and harassing the editors, of the city’s two Urdu-language weeklies that cater to Pakistani-Americans. This is perhaps an inopportune moment to say it, but how cool is it that we have two Urdu weeklies? [CPJ] • More mayhem: A “strapping” and “burly” (in the Daily News’ oddly swooning description) ex-con prowled the 2 train for a week, stealing iPods and gold jewelry plus kissing and exposing himself to women. [NYDN] • And Frank Gehry is going to design a playground in Battery Park, as a “gift to the city.” Aw, you shouldn’t have! As opposed to Miss Brooklyn, which you really, you know, shouldn’t have. [NYT]
  23. neighborhood watch
    Brits Complain About How Expensive New York IsBattery Park City: Move over, David Rockwell and your high-tech playground, there’s another kid in the sandbox. Frank Gehry’s now designing a $4 million kiddiespace for the Battery. [Gothamist] Chelsea: The London Times complains about how much it costs to call London from New York ($35 for five minutes from the Chelsea Hotel). But doesn’t everyone just use cell phones? [London Times via Living with Legends] Hell’s Kitchen: Locals meet tonight to formulate their official suggestions for desnarling congestion on Ninth Avenue near the Lincoln Tunnel. Good luck to them. [Streetsblog] Park Slope: Enrique Norten will follow Richard Meier as the next starchitect in the area, designing a swank condo on Garfield Place, complete with English garden. [Brooklyn Eagle via Brownstoner] Willets Point: Wi-Fi at Shea Stadium? Not so much. [East Village Idiot] Williamsburg: Sweet! Get inside the Domino Sugar factory. [BlueJake]
  24. neighborhood watch
    What Will ‘Post’ Coverage Mean for Prospect Lefferts Gardens?Battery Park City: The DOT is removing stop signs on a five-block stretch along the river. Is that good or bad? [Streetsblog] Coney Island: This summer, the beach cops will be on Segways. Cue the laugh track. [AP via Brooklyn Record] Midtown East: “The Splendido” is the worst name for a condo. Ever. [City Realty via Curbed] Midtown West: There are new advances in janitorial techniques to be found at Penn Station. [East Village Idiot] Park Slope: Daily fuel fumes at 6 a.m. Anyone know the source? [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn] Prospect Lefferts Gardens: If the Post calls this the next “It” place, does that ensure it won’t be? [NYP via Son of Planet PLG]
  25. neighborhood watch
    Chickens Further Brooklyn Gentrification Battery Park: This funky glass carousel thingy could serve as a spot that links park visitors to the Coney Island aquarium via a ferry. [Kinetic Carnival] Clinton Hill: Why go to a food co-op or the farmers’ market when you can raise chickens right behind your own brownstone? [Brownstoner] East Village: A first peek inside (and through the windows of) the Bowery Hotel, where rooms start (for now) at $245. [Hotel Chatter via Curbed] Gowanus: Oh, boy! It’s the four-part lecture on the history of the canal we’ve all been waiting for. [Brooklyn Record] Morningside Heights: Columbia students use clever street art to strike back at their school’s real-estate takeover of the area. [Gothamist] Prospect Heights: Have you met Sydney, Hudson, Jenny BiBabe, and Dakota on MySpace? They’re the new condos that want to be friends with you. [Gowanus Lounge]
  26. vu.
    Battery Park City Is a Health Nut’s ParadiseFor years, Manhattanites viewed Battery Park City as being so inconvenient, so sleepy, so far west — you even have to cross the West Side Highway to get there — that it might as well be in New Jersey. Many grumbled about the lack of services and stores. But slowly people have discovered this downtown neighborhood’s appeal: enviable parks, great schools, harbor views, and an admirable cache of ecofriendly apartments — old and new, and of all sizes — featuring paint and carpets that don’t give off sickening fumes as well as “filtered” air and water systems. That makes it a haven for health freaks — which is ironic considering that Battery Park City is built on landfill. But families love it these days, as do Wall Street types — hence the glut of one-bedrooms on the market there — who want to be able to walk to work but feel as far away from it as possible when they need the psychological distance. After the jump, some of this weekend’s interesting Battery Park City open houses. — S. Jhoanna Robledo