"While traveling to Hawaii, my wife and I fell in love with the the culture and the food—and poke in particular," says Jonathan Chong, explaining how he chose to open a restaurant devoted to the dish of chopped raw fish and seasonings over rice.
Plus: Work in the former Almond restaurant space; Artists & Fleas opening a 10,000-square-foot Soho store; illegal intercity bus activity; World Trade Center pedestrian plaza; no Community Board 1 recap.
Plus: Poke restaurant on Lispenard is hiring; 100 Franklin construction; Le Relais de Venise looks close to opening; ugly Subway shop on Broome closed; Janovic still hasn't recovered from its collapsed ceiling; 1st Precinct meeting. / 1 comment
Plus: How New York Dolls was spared the wrecking ball; the New York Times reviews Cut; Summons Court is now in the Municipal Building; opening forecast for Humble Fish poke restaurant. / 7 comments
i have a theory about this... i think the landlords can't lower the rents because that will lower the appraisal... — safe as milk / In the News: The Retail Real Estate Glut
That would be awesome! Love Wegmans! — TribecaMom / In the News: Whole Foods Is a Takeover Target
I wish Wegmans would take over Whole Foods. — Makes You Go Hmmm... / In the News: Whole Foods Is a Takeover Target
I too have been very worried about K. Seeing her belongings left behind was very disconcerting. I'm worried sick about... — F / Seen & Heard: The Homeless Woman Outside Serafina
What a wonderful photo of Oliver. It really captures his spirit. Tribeca was lucky to have him. (And Deborah). RIP... — Jean Grillo / Remembering Oliver Allen
I so remember those many years ago when a eager young man leaned over at a boring Community Board meeting... — Jean Grillo / State of the Site
I don't know what they said in the CB1 meeting, but this was in the application: "Our focus is on... — Erik Torkells / Seen & Heard: The Homeless Woman Outside Serafina
Discussed at last night's meeting: Insane Holland Tunnel traffic; the restaurant coming to the Super Linda space; The Greek's spinoff in Truffles Tribeca; Antique Garage's Church Street outpost; poke restaurant on Lispenard; proposed newsstand outside Whole Foods. / 5 comments
Poke is probably the biggest food trend in New York City right now. / 2 comments