The Megamall–Hotel–Condo–Concert Hall That Ate New York City
Time Warner Center and the West Side it made.By Justin Davidson
Time Warner Center and the West Side it made.By Justin Davidson
Another tall building, another fight over a share of light.By Christopher Bonanos
Next up: New York City discovers floating markets.By Hugh Merwin
Frankea Dabbs left her home in North Carolina last week.By Caroline Bankoff
A woman was seen pushing a stroller on the platform at Columbus Circle.By Caroline Bankoff
Over in Brooklyn, the Gowanus store got its application shot down.By Clint Rainey
Food vendors are announced for Brooklyn Flea's Gifted as well as the Holiday Markets at Union Square and Columbus Circle.By Daniel Maurer
A New York City diner moves uptown, while a New Orleans chain comes to midtown.By Daniel Maurer
Plus: Tequila shots for moms at Rodeo Bar in Gramercy, and a lecture on stir-fry at the Museum of Chinese in America in Soho, all in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
In the hands of the mid-century French designers, even a corncob lamp is elegant.By Wendy Goodman
Plus: Fika's top chocolates, and the Time Warner Center's new food club, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.By Alexandra Vallis
See the space and the menu.By Alexandra Vallis
Plus: Motorino 2.0 is also opening in September, and a new chocolate shop is coming to Flatiron, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.By Alexandra Vallis
Plus: HBO adapting 'Middlesex'!By Amos Barshad
White and partner Chris Cannon can live with the rent that drove San Domenico downtown.
Astoria: McLoughlin’s on Broadway at 31st Street is featuring the German lager Spaten through February. [Joey in Astoria] Chelsea: Morimoto’s $24.07 prix fixe lunch deal is more filling and generous than you might expect. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Clinton Hill: If you’re too “bored by the fresh produce, too cold/lazy to trek to Fairway” to cook for yourself in winter like this blogger, here are some of the nabe’s good takeout options, including Luz and Bombay Masala. [Clinton Hill Blog] Columbus Circle: Porter House New York is looking for a new wine director now that veteran in the biz Beth Von Benz has moved on to new projects. [Grub Street] Lower East Side: This list of ethnic groceries includes Pueblo Deli at 129-135 Ridge Street where you’ll find “brittle, tasteless cassabe (a yuca bread Dominicans find neither brittle nor tasteless)” but also “‘merengue’ flavored Country Club soda, Induveca salami, Bay Rum Constanza antiseptic, and candles dedicated to saints or those who may become them.” [NYT via Serious Eats] Times Square: Cafe Edison has replaced its peachy-pink paint job with a nice soft tan color, and it’s “swell.” [Lost City] Upper East Side: Bardolino at 78th Street and Second Avenue suffered interior and exterior damage caused by a fire last week, but they’ll reopen this weekend. [Upper East Side Informer]
Clinton Hill: A Nigerian restaurant, EN of Africa, is opening on the corner of Cumberland and Lafayette, and there’s relief that it’s not another French spot. [Clinton Hill Blog] Flatiron: Frank Bruni finds the newly instated lunch at Craft a good, logical fit, in that “Craft doesn’t project the kind of fussiness — on the plate or in terms of décor — that can feel more stilted and constraining at lunch than at dinner.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Hell's Kitchen: Xai Xai, a new wine bar, has opened up. [Endless Simmer] Murray Hill/Kips Bay: From November 7 to 10, the Champagne room at Country will be transformed into a bonbon shop where you can pair pastry chef Hsing Chen’s house-made chocolates with specialty cocktails or order a chocolate tasting menu as part of a collaboration with the upcoming Chocolate Show. [Grub Street] Park Slope: Katina’s seems to have been taken over by super Greek diner Purity and may now be called Little Purity. [Grub Street] Upper West Side: Blue Ribbon Six Columbus is poised to open this week, and here’s a sneak peak of the interior. [Zagat] West Village: Mary’s Dairy has closed both of its locations supposedly because the shops weren’t making enough money. Can ice-cream-only stores no longer cut it? Mary’s comes on the heels of Emack & Bolio's Seventh Avenue closure and Ben & Jerry’s Bleecker Street failure. [Eater] Williamsburg: Three of the ten-plus restaurants that serve sushi in the nabe made the cut in this Brooklyn raw-fish roundup. [Gridskipper]
I was walking past the soon-to-be-open since this summer Blue Ribbon Sushi at 6 Columbus Circle on my way back from lunch. A guy who looked like he was in charge (headset and all) was talking to a bunch of construction workers who were working on it so I figured I’d ask when it was suppose to (FINALLY) open … his answer: October 1st.Our photographer, Melissa Hom, went up for a look and confirmed the date. Click on the headline to see a larger version of the photo.
Brooklyn: Brownstone enthusiasts have begun to weigh in on one of the most serious questions of renovation – round toilet bowls or oval? [Brownstoner] Brooklyn Heights: Uncommon Grounds coffee shop has closed for renovations – and will soon feature a full kitchen and expanded menu. They'll also host private coffee parties! That's so Brooklyn we could die. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chelsea: The Noose, on 19th Street, is closing because its owner died. The gentleman behind the counter of the shop told a customer that she died in her sleep. "She wasn't old," he said. "These things just happen." Whoa. [Blog Chelsea] Columbus Circle: Progress is slow and unsure at the big station under the Time Warner Center. But the tiling, you know, looks nice. [Second Avenue Sagas] Dumbo: The price of the penthouse of One Main has been slashed by nearly a million, bringing it down to $7.8 million. Call this service journalism. [Curbed] Staten Island: Friends and neighbors remember fallen Bravest member who fought this weekend's World Trade Center fire. [Staten Island Advance]
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