••• The planned 2012 opening of the Sept. 11 museum at the World Trade Center is in jeopardy amid a dispute over hundreds of millions of dollars in unexpected costs related to redeveloping the site, people familiar with the matter said. Construction on the sprawling museum has slowed considerably since September, when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stopped approving new contracts and extensions of existing contracts [...]. Its planned September 2012 opening will likely be pushed back.” —Wall Street Journal
••• New York Magazine‘s Adam Platt liked Jungsik but only gave it one star. I though this comment on the review got to the heart of it: Jungsik “failed to live down to Mr. Platt’s expectations of Korean dining (and prejudices about dining in general). So that extent, under his logic, NO upscale Korean restaurant could EVER get a favorable review.”
••• “Downtown is so desperate for school seats that the Department of Education should give up its Tweed Courthouse headquarters and build a new school there instead, State Sen. Daniel Squadron said Monday.” —DNAinfo
••• Grub Street has a slideshow of the food and room at Kutsher’s Tribeca. Gee, Gothamist does too.
Feeling a little left out here…. [That was petty by any measure, but especially because I told the PR rep I wanted to take my own pix. Sorry! Sometimes I really wish I had an editor.]
••• “A dozen clergy members led about 200 protesters by candlelight from Washington Square Park to a lot near Canal Street and Sixth Avenue Sunday night in an effort to pressure the real estate arm of Trinity Church downtown to use the space in its ongoing fight against economic inequality.” —Crain’s
••• Tribecan Jim Fusilli—I know because he’s my neighbor—is interviewed about his new novel, Narrows Gate. —Hoboken Patch
••• A fascinating photo of Tribeca in 1973. —Doobybrain (?!)