In the News: Hello, Cupcake

chelsea-cupcake-jpg••• “McDonald’s Germany has just announced a line of cupcakes,” reports Serious Eats, “and they’ve named each one after a New York neighborhood: the strawberry ‘Central Park,’ chocolate-chocolate ‘Chelsea,’ vanilla ‘Soho,’ and cappuccino ‘East Village.'” Anyone have any suggestions as to what flavor Tribeca might be, if we make the second wave? Besides butter and eggs, of course….

••• The New York Times has blurbs on Tamarind Tribeca (“Having established Tamarind in the Flatiron district as a destination for Indian food, Avtar Walia has ventured downtown, opening a 11,000-square-foot showcase in marble, teak, glass and gauze. Invention meets tradition on the menu, with dishes like spiced duck in a rice crepe with black salt; mushroom dumplings in tomato sauce with royal cumin; and sea bass with yogurt, dill, lime and mixed peppercorns”) and Terroir Tribeca (“This branch of the East Village wine bar of the same name, owned by Marco Canora and Paul Grieco, has sandwiches on the menu and a meatball fixation. Opening by April 11.”)

••• “Fannie Mae says ‘maybe’ to Battery Park City mortgages.” (Broadsheet Daily)

05_Flatbed_1 - APRIL••• Photos of the new Trump Soho Hotel, including the one at left. (New York Daily News; photo by Phillip Ennis for Trump Soho)

••• Curbed shines a light on 138 West Broadway, “on the market with superbroker Raphael de Niro for $6.995 million. It’s been looking for a buyer since January, when it was asking $7.5 million, but if anyone’s had any interest, it seems to have been only in the audio tour. Any harp-ticklers out there want to put in a bid?”


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  1. Tribeca triple sec orange cupcakes with orange buttercream frosting (yes, they exist!), because alliteration is awesome and Tribeca is known for its spectacular cocktail offerings. Organic oranges and organic everything from Whole Foods of course.