In the News: PayPal Pop-Up

••• “Gov. Cuomo […] is maneuvering to move construction of a new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church back to a site the PA had previously ruled out. The original church, destroyed on 9/11, stood at 155 Cedar St.—where the PA wants to build the new one. But sources said Cuomo has secretly tapped construction expert Peter M. Lehrer to find a way to rebuild the house of worship at PA-owned 130 Liberty St., the former Deutsche Bank site across the street from the WTC. Such a move could arrest progress on interlocked WTC projects that finally found traction, insiders fear.” —New York Post

Courtesy Techcrunch

••• “PayPal is going to be setting up a pop-up store in downtown Manhattan, New York to showcase some of the new tools and technologies the payments giant will debut in the next few months. The space will be located at 174 Hudson [the Hudson & Broad event space], which is located in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. Over the next 3 and a half months, PayPal will be inviting merchants to come visit the space where they will have the opportunity to get real-time demos of the technologies in realistic point of sale scenarios. The store, which will launch on November 1, will also feature a QR code for people passing by to scan and see more details on the PayPal’s new technologies.” I’ve still never seen anyone scan a QR code. —Techcrunch

••• Tamarind Tribeca, Brushstroke, and Rosanjin were among the restaurants to get a star in the Michelin Guide for the first time (joining Bouley, Marc Forgione, and Sushi Azabu). Corton once again gets two stars. —Eater

••• “The New York Rangers were supposed to place winger Sean Avery on NHL waivers at noon ET Tuesday, the player’s agent confirmed to ESPN.com. Agent Pat Morris says that if Avery clears, his future options could include playing in Europe.” Avery co-owns Warren 77 and Tiny’s. —ESPN (via Eater)

••• Brooklyn Rail interviews artist (and Tribecan) Katia Santibañez.

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