••• The New York Daily News is outraged that the 9/11 Museum had a black-tie gala opening.
••• “A proposal to save a former cargo pier on the Lower West Side of Manhattan by selling air rights to the owner of a huge industrial building must go through the city’s land use review, a top official in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration said on Tuesday. The city’s position on a plan for Pier 40 puts the mayor’s office at odds with a plan developed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration, which had sought a speedy state review that would bypass input from the local community. […] A municipal review would also enable the city officials to bargain for what has become a hallmark of the administration—more affordable housing.” —New York Times
••• Related: TEN Architectos brainstormed what the new development at 550 Washington might look like. (A giant glass penis that ejaculates clouds! Rad!)—New York YIMBY
••• Looks like the owners of 385-387 Broadway decided not to go residential: “A single user is being sought for this five-story 1875 cast-iron landmark building now being restored.” —New York Times
••• Remember how downtown was said to be getting a Saks Off Fifth store? It’s going where Brooks Brothers is now—in other words, near Century 21 and across from Tiffany and Tom Ford. And Vince is opening a boutique at Brookfield Place. That’s from a New York Times recap of the Lower Manhattan retail boom that doesn’t mention Pier 17 or the Fulton Center….
••• Photos of Bâtard and the menu. —Eater
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