This is an In the News/Seen & Heard mash-up, since I don’t have enough items to run one or the other.
••• “The Dey Street subway entrance, part of the new Fulton Center, is almost ready to make its debut. [...] A worker in the station said it would open Monday. The entrance will provide access to the all of the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, and E lines, but not, as was reported earlier this week, to the R. The much-talked about $200M Dey Street Passageway won’t be opening until 2015 because the MTA says it won’t be used enough.” —Curbed
••• David Bouley reminisces to the New York Post about opening his flagship restaurant (the first time) 25 years ago, with food-world luminaries weighing in. Not to quibble, but in August, Bouley tweeted that it had been 25 years to the day since he opened the restaurant—I remember because I happened to dine there that very night.
••• ” Travis Bass, who had such a big hit with Madam Wong’s and Red Egg and those Swedish dinners on Delancey, has taken the revamped Tribeca Grand and made a go of it with a pop-up bar. He insists it’s not really the Tribeca Grand because it has its own entrance [....] He also is calling it a pop-up because, like many things in nightlife, the parties come with an expiration date. That date is still undetermined but a guess would put it in mid-November.” —BlackBook (via Eater)
••• Gluten-free bakery Free Bread is among the vendors at today’s New Amsterdam Market.