In the News: Ed Burns

••• I finally got around to looking at the rest of New York magazine’s “Neighborhoods” issue, and Tribeca popped up mostly in the results of the 5,000-person poll. What I learned: People who live in FiDi tend to wish they lived in Tribeca, while Tribecans wish they lived in the West Village. Tribeca had the most Bloomberg supporters (86%). Tribeca posted the highest percentage of millionaires and of people who always buy organic food (21%). Tribecans are second happiest, after Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill. Tribeca is one of the seven most gym-going neighborhoods. Tribecans are a close second (after the East Village) when it comes to the number of drinks drunk per week (9.1). It’s all meaningless and totally fascinating.

photo by Hagen (courtesy New York Daily News)

Photo by Hagen (courtesy New York Daily News)

••• The New York Daily News interviews director Ed Burns about his new movie, Nice Guy Johnny—which “is set in the Hamptons and at Puffy’s in Tribeca”—at a Tribeca pub.

••• “Despite total amenity overdrive in the form of an in-house sommelier and room for 300 bottles of wine in each apartment, the 16-unit co-op conversion had a hard time ramping up sales. Then the building fell into foreclosure. And now Crain’s reports, it’s headed for auction on May 5. Developer R Squared defaulted on a $37.5 million loan for the property. But, in a bit of good news for potential buyers, the building, which was on the market for around $1,600/square foot, was actually completed. Bets on how much it’ll go for? We’re guessing the offer for a free case of house-warming wine no longer applies.” (Curbed)

••• “David Waltuck, the acclaimed chef who manned the stoves at his 30 year-old restaurant Chanterelle until it sadly closed last year, is joining the team at Robert restaurant at the Museum of Arts and Design as a consultant.” (Eater)


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