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Gramercy Park Hotel

  1. party chats
    Vanessa Traina Would Rock Altuzarra’s Huge Fur Mittens[Chewbacca noise.]
  2. What to Eat
    What to Eat at Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Terrace Redo, Opening May 18Union Square Hospitality aims to turn Gramercy Park Hotel’s roof into a daytime destination.
  3. Saved
    Celebs Trapped in Elevator Contemplate CannibalismAlessandro Nivola was there too!
  4. real estate
    Ian Schrager: ‘I’m Selling My Half’ of the Gramercy Park HotelThe Studio 54 impresario is selling out to partners Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs.
  5. Locavorism
    Maialino’s Hidden Hydro StashThe Gramercy Park Hotel has a secret garden.
  6. Menu Changes
    Nick Anderer Colonizes Gramercy Park Hotel’s Bars and RoomsDanny Meyer takes over Maialino’s neighboring bars.
  7. Empire Building
    Danny Meyer Plans Rooftop RestaurantAbove the Gramercy Park Hotel.
  8. Mediavore
    Four Seasons Loses GM; Emeril Lagasse Gets a Talk ShowPlus: how cutting salt could save the U.S. billions, and Duvet is gone forever, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. Openings
    Danny ‘Meyerino’ Meyer Prepares to Unveil Maialino, a RomanThe restaurateur opens his first “full-fledged Italian joint” in the old Wakiya space.
  10. Empire Building
    Danny Meyer’s Maialino Will Open Next Month, But What About Shake ShackWhen will Shack Burgers come to the 10012?
  11. Fall Preview
    Danny Meyer Says Yes to Parkside Views, No to Gramercy Park Porchetta Cart“This is like telling a story I know very, very well. It might be the purest expression of me since Union Square Cafe.”
  12. Fall Preview
    Danny Meyer Names New Gramercy Park Hotel Restaurant — After HimselfOr after his nickname from a stint in Italy, anyway.
  13. For Sale
    Wakiya Fire Sale: Everything Must Go!Before the former Wakiya space is gutted for Danny Meyer’s restaurant, there’ll be a yard sale!
  14. Openings
    Once and Future Gramercy Park Hotel: Alan Yau and Nick Anderer SpeakYau is looking to bring his London restaurant Hakkasan to New York.
  15. Chef Shuffle
    Gramercy Tavern Chef Nick Anderer Will Helm Danny Meyer’s Gramercy ParkIt opens this fall.
  16. Mediavore
    Toby Young to Stay on Top Chef; Arby’s Takes Gage & Tollner SpacePlus: Danny Meyer on his Gramercy Park Hotel plans and more, all in our morning news roundup.
  17. Empire Building
    Danny Meyer in at Gramercy Park HotelHe’ll be taking over the old Wakiya space.
  18. Dream Teams
    Is Danny Meyer Thinking About Getting a Room at the Gramecy Park Hotel?He says he’d be honored to be tapped for the Wakiya space.
  19. Closings
    See Ya, WakiyaThe Gramercy Park Hotel’s cursed restaurant will close on December 21.
  20. NewsFeed
    Cipriani Beats Out Waverly Inn As ‘Favorite’ Restaurant for1Oak and Marquee also rank highly, perhaps because of their publicists.
  21. NewsFeed
    Wakiya Hit With $5 Million LawsuitAnother New York restaurant is sued by a spurned employee.
  22. gossipmonger
    Was Movie Airbrushing Not Enough for the ‘Sex and the City’ Girls?Plus gossip on Warren Buffett, 50 Cent, and Anne Hathaway, in today’s column roundup.
  23. party lines
    Muffie Potter Aston Had the Best Prom Date EverTwo words: Muff. Jones. Enough said.
  24. NewsFeed
    Befriend Nur Khan If You Want to Get Into Rose BarRose Bar creative director Nur Khan explains his selective door policies: If you’re not his friend, try booking a room at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
  25. Ask a Waiter
    Frankie Marshall of Wakiya Wouldn’t Dare Replace Anna Wintour’s Napkin Frankie Marshall was a bartender (and a singer) for years before she became a server at Wakiya in the Gramercy Park Hotel. And what a place to serve! She waited on Adam Platt before he panned the restaurant in New York, and Frank Bruni, who hit it off with her and quoted her making a racy “tung” joke in his takedown of the restaurant. Now that the reviewers have moved on, she’s left to serve folks like Ron Wood of the Stones, who let her feel his cashmere sweater. “Jimmy Fallon kissed me [good-bye],” she says. “I was hoping for tongue, but he wouldn’t deliver.” Anna Wintour, on the other hand? Not quite as friendly.
  26. in other news
    Ian Schrager Is Kind of ‘Meh’ on the New Royalton LobbyWe’re kind of falling in love with Lloyd Grove’s rambling, sprawled interviews with business celebrities on Portfolio.com. This week, he sits down with Ian Schrager, who is two years into his massive partnership with Bill Marriot, the hospitality king, to build 100 chic hotels worldwide. Below, we’ve selected some of our favorite moments with the man who brought you the Delano, the Hudson, the Royalton, the Shore Club, the new Gramercy Park Hotel, 40 Bond Street, and that little club he used to run in the late seventies… • On the destruction of his legendary Philippe Starck lobby in the Royalton Hotel by his Morgans successors, who replaced it with a dark-amber jewel box this year: Uh, you know, I think it’s nice. Um, I can’t second-guess what those guys had in mind. I had no emotional attachment to it, quite frankly. But I think from a business point of view, I would’ve done something different. But I don’t know what criteria they were using and why they did it. And I think it was a very risky move … But basically we liked to think that what we did was classic and timeless and would stay, even though it was incredibly provocative. I mean, I’ve never changed any of my other lobbies.
  27. Mediavore
    Restaurant Girl to be ‘Daily News’ Critic; INS Crackdown PanicsIt’s a proud day for bloggers everywhere as Danyelle “Restaurant Girl” Freeman has been installed as the restaurant critic for the Daily News. [Eater] Her appointment raises the old question of whether a critic should really be anonymous. [VV] Restaurant workers all over town are freaking out, thanks to a major crackdown on illegal immigrants. [NY1]
  28. The Annotated Dish
    Wakiya’s Only Slightly Japanese Bang Bang ChickenAlthough Wakiya, the new high-end Chinese restaurant in Ian Schrager’s Gramercy Park Hotel, is staffed almost entirely by Japanese chefs, the food is traditional Chinese, only slightly modernized. A good example is this “Bang Bang Chicken,” a classic Szechuan recipe in which, historically, a stick was used to soften the meat (hence the name). As prepared by Yuji Wakiya’s able chef de cuisine, Koji Hagihara, there are some hidden Japanese elements as well, but none that the eye can easily detect. As always, mouse over the different elements to see them described in Hagihara’s own words. Related: We Catch Wakiya’s First Guests on the Street
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    LeNell’s Looking to Open a Bar, In or Out of Red HookAstoria: Ovens being removed from Le Petit Prince sparks fears that the bakery will be closed permanently. [Joey in Astoria] Gramercy: The rooms at the Gramercy Park Hotel might start at $750 per night, but for the remainder of the summer, the third day is free and includes breakfast on the magically exclusive roof deck. [NewYorkology] Harlem: Doughnuts and dogs will both be present at St. Nick’s Dog Park Coffee Bark this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. [Uptown Flavor] Red Hook: LeNell Smothers is not only hunting for a new space for her bourbon-heavy liquor store, she also plans to open a (bourbon-heavy) bar right next to it. [Eat for Victory/VV] Meatpacking District: No word on the fate of Socialista now that its backers, the Cipriani boys, have pleaded guilty to evading $10 million in taxes. [NYT] Soho: A boutique hotel being raised at Broome and Thompson will feature a glass elevator that whisks guests from the street to an elevated lobby while simultaneously allowing them to point and laugh at nearby 60 Thompson. [Down by the Hipster]
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    Latin Flavor to Bring Spice Back to the Porn Emporium in Clinton HillClinton Hill: Residents glad to see Tamboril Latin restaurant replacing a porn emporium, assuming the space is properly sanitized. [Clinton Hill Blog] An Italian restaurant with an exposed-brick interior will open in the space next to Joseph Tyler Salon on Myrtle Avenue. [Clinton Hill Blog] Coney Island: Not all attendees of Nathan’s hot-dog binge yesterday were there to bask in the gluttony of the contest; costumed protesters encouraged meat eaters to “Give Peas a Chance.” [Gowanus Lounge] Flatiron: Pixar’s latest film got you hungry? Borough Food & Drink is among the city’s restaurants now serving ratatouille, and its version is topped with cheese from Joe’s Dairy. [NYDN] Gowanus: The 60-year-old Italian-foods market on President Street has closed and may make way for a café from the owners of neighboring Canal Bar. [Gowanus Lounge] Gramercy: Ian Schrager’s high-end Asian restaurant Wakiya in the Gramercy Park Hotel is now taking reservations from July 24 onward. [Eater] Harlem: From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Uptown Vets will host this month’s man-and-beast coffee mingle at St. Nick’s Dog Park. [Uptown Flavor] Prospect Park: The Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket accepts credit cards. [NYT]
  31. Neighborhood Watch
    Former Clinton Hill Porn Store to Become Euro EateryClinton Hill: A former porn shop on Myrtle Avenue will become a European-style cafe, a term open to interpretation. The only notable physical change to the space is an exterior paint job. [Clinton Hill Blog] East Village: Ramen Setagaya at 141 First Avenue will be ready to open when Con Edison turns the gas on. [VV] Former captain at Gramercy Tavern and Picholine Rob Ziser has opened his own restaurant out of a subleased kitchen at Company bar. [The Strong Buzz] Gramercy: Delayed high-end Asian restaurant Wakiya in the Gramercy Park Hotel is coming and hiring. [Eater] Harlem: A Coldstone Creamery on 125th Street could give Mister Softee an ice-cream headache. [Uptown Flavor] Park Slope: Michael Hearst recorded Songs for Ice Cream Trucks in his converted one-bedroom, but it looks like his jingles won’t make it to the big time. [Brooklyn Record] Tribeca: Brandy Library is hosting a free cognac tasting tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. And afterward begin the piano stylings of Joel Forrester. [Brandy Library]
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Morandi Breaks Out the Breakfast Menu in the West VillageChelsea: Markt your calendars: New location set to open ahead of previous expectations — early this week, in fact. [Eater] Dumbo: Things not looking so good for Bubby’s Brooklyn: “kids overran the joint.” [Brooklyn Record] Gramercy: Yow! Gramercy Hotel’s rooftop bar opening soon? [Down by the Hipster] Tribeca: Robert De Niro’s hotel, which will house an outpost of L.A. hot spot Ago, now has a name. Take note: “It will make the Bowery Hotel look like a Red Roof Inn.” [Down by the Hipster] West Village: Perhaps trying to deflect attention away from that Times review of Balthazar, Morandi tells us it will roll out breakfast in a couple of weeks. [Grub Street]
  33. NewsFeed
    Gramercy Park Room Service: “This Next One Is a Nobu Cover”Craving Balthazar at 5 a.m.? Come spring, all that will be required to get your late-night Cobb on is a room at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Once the beleaguered Park Chinois restaurant is up and running (in April or May, we’re told; Alan Yau’s still on board), a new 24-hour room-service menu will feature renditions of signature dishes from celebrated NYC restaurants and chefs.
  34. Restroom Report
    Heads Up: Park Chinois’s Restrooms, Ready in January or FebruaryAlan Yau’s restaurant-to-be in the Gramercy Park Hotel is now poised to open in late January or early February, or so a beleaguered manager told us. In the meantime, private-partygoers have gotten a look at the surprisingly demure and loungy L-shaped room where the eatery will be located (provided the Chinese chefs’ visas come through). At the Svedka-sponsored event featuring “erotic readers” Jay McInerney and Candace Bushnell, we scoped out the one area that probably won’t change much before the place opens: the restrooms.