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Grand Central Terminal

  1. big tip
    Where Should I Eat If I Commute Through Grand Central?New Yorker staff writer and professional commuter Hua Hsu shares his picks.
  2. women in stem
    Female Scientists Will Be Honored in a Light Show at Grand CentralThe installation is part of GE’s campaign to close the gender gap in STEM by 2020.
  3. openings
    Grand Central Terminal’s Swankiest Bar Reopens As the CampbellThe historic space has a new menu, a refurbished room, and an all-new management.
  4. Is One Vanderbilt the 1,400-Foot-Tall Building We Need?More than token gestures toward the public.
  5. restaurant review
    Agern Serves Not-So-New Nordic Fare, But It’s a Top-notch Train-Station RefugeAt Claus Meyer’s Grand Central restaurant, the Scandi-style cooking feels slightly dated.
  6. underground gourmet review
    At Grand Central’s Great Northern Food Hall, Excellent Options AboundYou could go there just for the bread, but that’s only one of the delicious things you’ll find.
  7. closings
    Fancy Train-Station Bar the Campbell Apartment Gets the BootThe MTA gave the owner a 30-day eviction notice.
  8. openings
    Noma Co-founder’s Nordic Food Hall Opens in Grand CentralYou’ve never seen so much rye bread.
  9. Openings
    Noma Co-Founder Claus Meyer’s Agern Opens Next Week at Grand Central TerminalChef Gunnar Gíslason’s menu is inspired by locally foraged plants and Nordic cooking techniques.
  10. Minor Setbacks
    Kitchen Fire Erupts at Grand Central Location of Junior’s CheesecakeThe Fire Department says there are no reported injuries.
  11. Coming Soon
    Noma Co-Founder Working on Giant Nordic Food Hall for Grand CentralIt’s lignonberry jam time.
  12. Coming Soon
    Café Grumpy’s Grand Central Terminal Shop Opens TomorrowCortados where there were once frappuccinos.
  13. Empire Building
    Café Grumpy Replacing Starbucks in Grand Central TerminalSo come on, everybody get happy.
  14. Openings
    7 Things You Should Know About Shake Shack Grand Central, Opening SaturdayThis one’s been in the works since 2011.
  15. Empire Building
    Café Grumpy May Replace Starbucks in Grand Central TerminalIs this the Lena Dunham effect?
  16. Coming Soon
    Grand Central Terminal’s Shake Shack Finally Cleared for OpeningLegal proceedings held up the opening for more than a year.
  17. Lawsuits
    Grand Central Tenant Refusing to Make Way for Shake ShackZócalo’s owners are fighting for their right to stay.
  18. All Aboard
    MTA on Track to Open Two New Restaurants in Grand Central TerminalKeep an eye out for a bistro and a farm-to-table concept in two never-before-used spots.
  19. applemania
    Gigantic Apple Store at Grand Central Opens on FridayIt’s the fifth Apple store in New York City.
  20. Beef
    Could Shake Shack’s Grand Central Arrival Be Bad News for the Oyster Bar?No, but one manager at the iconic bar is concerned about Shake Shack’s lines.
  21. Openings
    Grand Central Arrivals: Shake Shack Thinking About It, Beer Table Opening NextLots of doings at the rail station.
  22. Openings
    Beer Table Pantry Set to Open in Early JulyJustin Phillips’s Grand Central Terminal shop now has a liquor license and an opening date.
  23. transit
    Bridge Fire Suspends Train Traffic in and Out of Grand CentralNo train service after a fire on the 138th Street Bridge.
  24. Foodienomics
    Métrazur Gets $2.3 Million to Make Up for Shoddy Air ConditioningThe MTA promised to keep the room below 75 degrees, so Charlie Palmer gets a rent refund.
  25. terrorble
    Report: Faisal Shahzad Had Four Other Targets in MindNot that any of his plans would have worked out.
  26. terror plots
    Zazi and Other Terrorists Planned to Target Times Square, Grand Central Subway StationsThe goal was to detonate two suicide bombs during rush hour.
  27. Neighborhood Watch
    Midnight Snacks at Castello Plan; March Madness Tourney at Pump Energy FoodAnd there’s more: St. Patrick’s Day cookies at the Grand Central Terminal Market, and a new caffeine supplier for Sunset Park’s early risers.
  28. Empire Building
    Magnolia Bakery Opens in Grand CentralPlus, Katie Holmes is sweet on the brand.
  29. Openings
    Not Just a Porn Site: Black Shack Is the City’s Latest Burger JointA play on Shake Shack?
  30. neighborhood news
    Do MTA Police Officers Hate Happiness?A man does a cartwheel in Grand Central Station and gets beat up by a bunch of MTA cops.
  31. The Great Outdoors
    Today in Terraces: Shang and Campbell Apartment Open, Cooper Square Coming SoonTwo outdoor openings, one in midtown and the other on the Lower East Side.
  32. Foodievents
    Murray’s and Métrazur Go Together Like … Wine and Cheese!The cheese shop and restaurant are teaming up to host classes.
  33. the most important people in the world
    Jennifer Aniston GQ Cover Banned at Grand Central StationMaybe Hudson News is sick of her, too?
  34. in other news
    When Lexington Avenue Attacks! If you’ve always wondered what it might look like if the mild-mannered street in front of you were suddenly to explode, and if you weren’t lucky enough to be near Grand Central the other day, we’ve got some good news. The Fire Department located a security camera on Lexington Avenue that caught the steam-pipe explosion. The main problem with security cameras, of course, is bad composition — so just be warned to keep your eye on the top of the frame. Also, the Fire Department has confirmed that the time stamp on the tape is wrong. So don’t get hung up on that. Moments Before the Steam Pipe Explosion [YouTube] Video Shows Steam Pipe Explosion [City Room/NYT]
  35. photo op
    Oddly, We Find Hazmat’d Cops Slightly Unnerving “There is no reason to believe this is anything other than a failure of our infrastructure,” Mayor Mike insisted last night, attempting to calm any what-have- the-terrorists-done-now fears. Thing is: It’s hard to feel comfortable when cops are swarming the explosion site dressed like something out of Star Trek. With this afternoon’s announcement that no asbestos was found in the air, perhaps the police are losing the gas masks?
  36. in other news
    Grand Central Explosion Kills One, Wounds 30, Inconveniences Thousands So it was a steam pipe that exploded last night near Grand Central, and the fallout from it includes one death (from a heart attack), more than 30 injuries (two critical), and, in the words of the Times, an “unnerved” Manhattan. “There is no reason to believe this is anything other than a failure of our infrastructure,” said Mayor Bloomberg. This is a surprisingly wan consolation: With infrastructure that allows for the occasional midtown geyser strong enough to rip pavement, flip a truck, and half-swallow a car, who needs terrorists? Witnesses described the epicenter, on 41st Street and Lexington Avenue, as looking strangely primordial, with flames flickering inside the rupture and boiling brown muck bubbling around its edges. There’s a YouTube video already, of course, and the inevitable idiotic comments. Bush did it! LOL!
  37. it just happened
    Explosion Near Grand Central Really Screws Up Commutes Yes, there was indeed an explosion near Grand Central Terminal. No, it was not at Grand Central. Yes, there’s a lot of smoke. A transformer exploded on East 41st Street between Third and Lexington Avenues; it caused a four-alarm fire and injured one person. Police have closed that block and evacuated some buildings. The subways are running, including the Lex lines, though they’re currently skipping Grand Central, which must be a real pain for those who were trying to catch the 6:45 to Larchmont. We’re about to call it a day, but we have no doubt Sewell Chan will keep you abreast of the latest news all night long. Buildings Evacuated After Midtown Explosion [City Room/NYT] Update: The source of the explosion was a steam pipe, and as of 8:15 p.m. there is no service on the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines between 125th Street and Bowling Green, service on the 42nd Street shuttle has been suspended, and 7 trains bypass Grand Central. MTA Service Alert [MTA.info]
  38. photo op
    Swimmer Stranded* Yes, the blackout yesterday sucked. But it could have been worse: You could have been trying to get home to Westchester. *Yes, yes. This used to be headlined “Rabbit Stranded.” It was early and we were tired and we mixed up our Updike and our Cheever. Sorry.
  39. NewsFeed
    Seemingly Sober Individual Consumes Seven Pounds of Brother Jimmy’s Wings We’re just back from Grand Central Terminal, where top-ranked American gurgitator Joey “Jaws” Chestnut has retained his title of chicken-wing-eating champion. Proving that he’s only getting stronger in his quest to return the coveted “mustard belt” to America when he faces champion Takeru Kobayashi in the Nathan’s hot-dog-eating contest this year. Jaws set a new record by decimating 7.105 pounds of medium-hot wings in twelve minutes, a good pound more than the visibly shaken onetime champ Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas. We don’t have photos yet, but trust us, the “wingtastic expression of chicken wings,” as emcee Keenan Thompson described it, wasn’t pretty — third-place finalist Tim “Eater X” Janus, wearing a beard of hot sauce in addition to his usual face paint, was reduced to picking chicken scraps out of his teeth with a MetroCard.
  40. show and talk
    Nutritious, Delicious Couture What could be better than fashion and food? Yesterday we rushed to Vanderbilt Hall to catch Tim Gunn hosting the Wish-Bone Salad Show. Designers Richie Rich and Traver Rain compared the experience to summer camp, and the models looked bewildered. “There’s some lettuce going on there. Or maybe some other vegetables,” the Asian Salad said vaguely. Backstage, one model sported onion shorts while another counted the string beans on her dress. Gunn said he preferred to accessorize with food, but our favorite model embraced the whole aesthetic: “I am the carpaccio salad.” Wish-Bone Salad Fashion Show by Heatherette [NYM]
  41. photo op
    Seriously, It’s the World’s Biggest Cheese! We at Daily Intel never tire of the notion of the world’s biggest cheese, so we bring you another depiction. The cheese will be at Grand Central until 6 p.m., so you still have time to marvel at it. And when you do, consider these facts: The cheese is six feet wide and weighs 1,323 pounds. This is the dairy product’s final appearance in New York before continuing its world tour back in Europe. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
  42. grub street
    The Cheese Commutes Alone Whatever your plans are for today, they should include a stop at Grand Central to see “The World’s Largest Cheese.” Murray’s Cheese and the Dutch cheesemaker Beemster have somehow rolled a Guinness-record-holding Gouda into the train station. Besides a tasting, the cheese gets its own press conference (gleefully imagined, above). We’re not sure what you do with a cheese that big, but Grub Street has some excellent suggestions. World’s Biggest Cheese in Town Today [Grub Street]
  43. NewsFeed
    World’s Biggest Cheese in Town Today To say that we felt only excited at the prospect of seeing the world’s biggest cheese today would be an understatement. It was more like awe. Six-feet wide and weighing over 1,300 pounds, the Gouda-style cheese is the star of a special exhibit co-sponsored by Murray’s Cheese and the Beemster company of Holland. A bothersome case of gout will be keeping us from the cheese’s press conference, which we are told is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. But we’ve thought of some ways the milk monument might be put to use.
  44. photo op
    A Lovely Day for Busking It’s audition day for Music Under New York, the MTA offshoot that sanctions musical performers throughout the subway system. Here, Fred Gillen Jr., a washboard player, and Matt Turk, a guitarist, wait their turn at Grand Central. They’ve got to be better than that guy who only ever plays “Redemption Song.”
  45. NewsFeed
    Cesare Casella Jumps to Launch Bean Bar in Grand CentralCesare Casella of Maremma is known for his way with livestock (we’ve written of his specialty breed of pigs and his much-prized Chianina cattle herd). However the Tuscan-cooking guru made his first big product splash with his Republic of Beans import company, and he’s now looking to get back into the beans business. Casella is in negotiations to open Bean Bar, a carryout shop in Grand Central Station that will sell some of his signature Tuscan bean dishes as well as uncooked beans and possibly other Italian products. “The main idea is to have cooked beans,” Casella tells us. “They’re great and so healthy, but for many people, they are a pain in the ass to cook. I want them to be able to take home beans when they go home on the train.” Families around the tri-state area will definitely be thanking Casella for that.
  46. Ask a Waiter
    May Harrington of the Grand Central Oyster Bar Remembers 35-Cent Bivalves andMary Harrington, known to regulars as May, was a server at legendary chain restaurant Schraft’s when she received an invitation to work at the Oyster Bar in 1978. “I was kind of terrified,” Harrington says. “Those days it was crazy busy.” Harrington didn’t emigrate from Ireland to be a server; she planned to become a nurse. “Now here I am,” she says, “nursing oysters.” We asked her what has kept her on the job all these years, and she shucked open a small trove of salty stories.
  47. photo op
    A British Invasion The Teletubbies arrived in New York this morning for their first-ever American trip, apparently by Metro-North. Tinky-Winky, in front, was no doubt seeking directions to Chelsea.
  48. grub street
    The Oyster Bar’s Got Soft-Shells — in March! And they keep making it sound like rising global temperatures are a bad thing. Feh! How else would we be lucky enough to have soft-shell crabs in March? Yup, that’s right, rising ocean temperatures have tricked the clueless crustaceans into shedding their skins early, making the summertime treat available before you’ve even filed your taxes. Where can you find ‘em? Only at Grand Central’s Oyster Bar, which claims to have cornered the market on the currently available supply of the critters. What else does global warming mean for the fate of crabkind? Find out on Grub Street. Don’t Tell Al Gore: Soft-Shell Crabs Already Here [Grub Street]
  49. photo op
    Lady Godiva Was a Metro-North Rider Christmas may be the busiest time of the year for the Postal Service, but at the Godiva chocolate shop in Grand Central, the evening commute home on Valentine’s Day seems to take the, um, bonbon. The crowd-control measures in place — corralling maybe 40 or so candy-craving commuters when we stopped by a few minutes ago — include a maze of rope lines and a system by which customers pick out their chocolates and then wait their turn to pay. Other last-minute lovers will appreciate Grub Street’s roundup of what culinary canoodling spots had tables still available when they checked this afternoon, and the magazine provided a cheater’s guide to Valentine’s Day. See? We’ve got all your bases covered.