••• “Saks is expected to announce that it will open a four-floor, 85,000-square-foot store to anchor Brookfield Place [….] In addition, the Hudson’s Bay Company, the parent company that owns Saks Fifth Avenue, will consolidate into 400,000 square feet at Brookfield Place. […] As part of the deal, the retailer will also open its first Off 5th outlet store in Manhattan, with 55,000 square feet at One Liberty Plaza.” Also: “The Off 5th outlet location may not open for several years because Brooks Brothers, which currently occupies the space, has a lease that runs through 2017.” —New York Times
••• “An ornate Torah ark at the heart of an East Village synagogue served as the cultural centerpiece and religious backdrop for families of Jewish immigrants from Meseritz, Poland. On Wednesday, that same ark will begin a new chapter with Tamid, a downtown congregation that worships at Episcopal St. Paul’s Chapel, part of Trinity Wall Street, through a long-term agreement.” —Wall Street Journal
••• A Momofuku Milk Bar (which a friend described as “stoners cooking for stoners”) opens today inside the Band of Outsiders store at 72 Wooster. —Grub Street
••• New York YIMBY digs into the permits recently filed for 101 Murray.
••• Not really fit for “In the News” but so what: I was looking at the website for the Rockaway ferry—can’t decide whether to go this afternoon—and it says “President Arrival May Cause Possible Delays and/or Closures at Pier 11 on Thurs, 9/25.” (Update: President Obama is speaking at the U.N. today, so maybe they meant today?)
••• Curbed got its hands on lots of renderings of the Beekman Residences, as the condo tower next to the Beekman Hotel at 5 Beekman will be known. Most look like every other new condo in Manhattan. Of note is this one of the Living Room, Tom Colicchio’s bar in the atrium of the old building. (Also, this comment: “the fact that they’re not showing how the top of the tower looks is very fishy.” Indeed….) Update from a PR rep: “To be clear, Tom Colicchio will be opening up his own restaurant and will also be handling all the food & beverage for the hotel and residences, which will include The Living Room space within the atrium (it is not the bar within the atrium).”
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