In the News: Pizzeria Luzzo’s

••• Brace yourself, Saluggi’s: “Pizzeria Luzzo’s has signed a lease for space at 275 Church St. (right), between White and Franklin streets, for what will be its third Manhattan location. The restaurant, which has operated an East Village outpost for several years and just leased space in Chelsea six months ago, signed a 10-year lease for about 1,900 square feet on the ground floor, plus the same amount of space in the basement. […] Luzzo’s is expected to open within three months in the space, which formerly housed a restaurant and already is equipped with a full kitchen and vent.” (Crain’s)

••• “Opponents of the [Park51] project are ramping up plans for a major protest on the afternoon of Sept. 11. […] According to [rabblerouser Pamela] Geller, confirmed speakers include 9/11 family members; former ambassador John Bolton; Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representative; Ginny Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; and right-wing writer and commentator Andrew Breitbart.” (DNAinfo) I’m going to be out of town that day, so I’m afraid I won’t be able to cover the protest. But here’s a thought: If I know New Yorkers, the more that the rest of the country tries to tell us what to do, the more likely we are to tell them to buzz off.

••• Related: A nice blog post from one Daryl Lang.

••• “In case you didn’t already think that New York University students were the luckiest kids around, with their campus and dorms located in and around Greenwich Village, now comes news that some NYU kids may move into the Greenwich Hotel. […] Overcrowding in the regular NYU dorms is the cause of the potential move to the hotel, with as many as 250 students who were guaranteed housing for the upcoming fall semester still without a room assignment.” (HotelChatter)

••• The sales team of One Rector Park invited Curbed to take a look around.



  1. Eric,
    you are so right about Park51. First of all, I wish people would stop referring to it as the Ground Zero mosque. It is not at The World Trade Center Site. I don’t call the Church Street post office, “Ground Zero Post post office” or the Vesey Street bridge, “Ground Zero Bridge.” I wish the protesters would worry about the strip mall developments in their own neighborhoods.

  2. Bravo, Neeta. Well put.