The guy who posted a Craiglist ad asking for someone to pay for his dinner at Momofuku Ko actually got some takers — and some high-profile ones, at that. He told our own Gael Greene, his ultimate choice, that he turned down Frank Bruni for her.
We received a call today from someone who said he submitted the name Kosher Village on March 20, but when he asked owner Nissim Oron for his $3,000, he was told that someone selected the name before him. Was it all a scam?
Bronx-ites don't like their hoods, a councilman doesn't like plans for a power plant in Astoria, and everyone, it seems, doesn't like the Chelsea Hotel's manager, so they're glad he's leaving. Even more acrimony in our full daily boroughs report!
The Long Island City sculptor behind last night's 'Gossip Girl' art, a possible hotel for part of Williamsburg's Domino plant, misplaced political graffiti in Bushwick, and more in our daily boroughs report.
Fancy cornices aim to redeem Fedders homes in Carroll Gardens, aging rockers defend CBGB's new retail use on the Bowery, and a Billyburg record store faces shutdown. Oh yeah, the boroughs are alive and well in our handy-dandy Neighborhood Watch!
The owner of now-closed Jerry's opens an Asian restaurant on Chambers Street, a new shop in Greenpoint is selling newfangled twinkies coated in gold, and there's still non-hyped ramen to be had in the East Village in today's neighborhood food news.