In the News: Pelea Mexicana

••• The New York Times gave Marc Forgione two stars; the review was overwhelmingly positive.

••• Pelea Mexicana opens in the old Bar Artisanal space tomorrow, Oct. 7. (NYT) There’s no website yet, but there is info on OpenTable: “Pelea Mexicana has cultivated a menu that brings you on a voyage thru the streets of Mexico as well as the unique twist on classic dishes. Chef Richard Caruso formerly known for his skilled craft at Rosa Mexicano has brought his festive ways to the land of the food Oscars “Tribeca”. [Huh wha? —Ed.] Pelea Mexicana brings one of the most approachable happy hours to downtown offering all you can eat tacos for $15, Mexican draft cervezas $4, wood oven baked chorizo queso fondido $3, and not to pass on their mouth watering spectrum of $8 frozen margaritas. Join front row at the communal counter taqueria and witness the cooks press out homemade masa tortillas, fresh made to order guacamole, and a wide variety of our juice running down your arm tacos. Signature dishes include: Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Ajillo festive Mexican style served individually or for the table, Tamale Langosta Y Camarones served with maine lobster & shrimp in a chipotle cream sauce. Mariachi band entertainment on various nights.”

••• The Seamen’s Church Institute is selling its building at 241 Water (that’s the one that looks like a ship on top). “Edward Midgley, a senior vice president of CB Richard Ellis who is assigned with selling the Water Street building, said its location near Wall Street and its manageable size would make it ideal for nearly any use, whether commercial offices, residential space or a luxurious combination of both. Mr. Midgley said he hoped the building would bring more than $13 million. As an example, Mr. Midgley said, he envisioned a hedge fund manager who wanted to live and work in the space and park a yacht at the nearby seaport, which catered to tourists and was also attracting pioneering new residents.” And when the revolution happens, we know where the hordes will go first. (NYT)

••• The NYT gets the scoop about rentals at Beekman Tower, or 8 Spruce Street as it’s now being called. (Curbed distilled the info to bullet points.)

••• Ever wonder what FiDi would look like if it were made out of Jell-O? No? (Curbed)

••• The new nail salon above what was once Delphi and will be Super Linda is called TenOverTen. (A fingers-and-toes reference, presumably.) The website has a link to a Vogue write-up with the details, and if you call the number (212-406-1010) the message says you can make an appointment for dates starting Oct. 29 via Note to Vogue: Walk to “nearby” Commerce Street from Reade Street and you’ll need a new pedicure.

••• The Broadsheet Daily on New York Harbor School on Governors Island. (The newsletter may not be online yet.)

••• New York Press profiles Lena Dunham, whose coming-soon film Tiny Furniture is super buzzy (and set in Tribeca): “Dunham had suggested it might be helpful for me to see the environment she works and lives in: her parents’ Tribeca apartment. It is a whited-out, minimalist space that evokes the sense of a Bavarian nanny who might scold you for using the wrong fork. Dunham’s artist parents— painter Caroll Dunham and photographer Laurie Simmons—both have works in MoMA’s collection.”


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