In the News: Fraunces Tavern Was Closed by the Health Department

••• “The city on Tuesday prevailed in its two-decade long legal fight to curtail the adult entertainment industry, winning a decision in New York State’s Court of Appeals that bans adult businesses from most residential and commercial districts. […] The ruling outlaws adult businesses operating within 500 feet of a church, school, park and in most commercial and residential neighborhoods, parameters that will ban most of the handful of remaining retail stores that sell sexually explicit videos, magazines and other paraphernalia as well as several strip clubs. It is likely that the industry will seek a stay of enforcement, however.” —Crain’s

••• “Fraunces Tavern has been temporarily shuttered by the Department of Health. Though owners are saying it’s due to structural issues with the old building,”—talk about cold comfort—”which may certainly be true, the DOH scorecard also points to a myriad of sanitary violations such as vermin, flies, improper food holding temperatures, and inadequate worker cleanliness.” —Eater

••• Actress Diane Kruger, who just won the Best Actress award at Cannes for In the Fade, bought at 60 White. —New York Post

••• Actress La La Anthony lives in Tribeca. —New York Times

••• “Auction in Hong Kong Will Try to Sell Battery Park City Penthouse”; it’s in the Ritz-Carlton. —Wall Street Journal

••• More on the Downtown Alliance’s plan to beautify the secure area around the New York Stock Exchange. —Broadsheet

••• Blue Bottle confirmed its upcoming cafés at 4 World Trade Center (rendered below, it will open this summer) and the hotel under conversion at 396 Broadway (scheduled for fall). —Eater

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