In the News: Inside Weather Up

••• Grub Street has the first look at Weather Up Tribeca: “As you can see in our slideshow, however, this new incarnation is three times the size of the original, with nooks that Maddy says were designed for spreading ‘a little bit of really nice caviar on a French fry’ (the short snack menu by Maddy’s partner in No. 7, Tyler Kord, also includes oysters and a broccoli rillette). Project partner Richard Boccato, of Dutch Kills and Forty Four, designed the cocktail list, and on certain nights he’ll personally be serving the Weather Up Jr., a variation of the original bar’s signature drink made with cognac, amaretto, vermouth, and a Champagne float (there’ll be a ‘healthy’ Champagne list, and you’ve probably heard about the ice program already). Starting next week, business hours are 3 p.m. till 1 a.m.” Photo by Melissa Hom, courtesy Grub Street.

••• “The rebirth of the World Trade Center took a spectacular turn yesterday when one of the memorial’s two massive fountains roared to life for the first time.” There are photos. (New York Post)

••• Critic Sam Sifton revisited the Harrison for Yelp the New York Times. to see how owner Jimmy Bradley is doing back in the kitchen. Related: Find.Eat.Drink. has Bradley’s recipe for squash salad with soft lettuce.

••• NearSay has an article on Stuzzicheria, but I can’t quite tell what the point is. Also: video.

••• “Target Corp. is replacing backyard furniture with balcony furniture, gazebos with small grills as it heads to city centers looking for new customers through smaller stores. The mass merchandiser has chosen Los Angeles and Seattle as the first two cities to see shaved-down versions of the giant centers that have long criss-crossed the country’s suburban and rural areas. With these first two locations slated to open in 2012, Target has its sites set on about a dozen cities to join them in the initial phase, including New York, Miami and the retailer’s hometown of Minneapolis. […] Real estate representatives of Wal-Mart and Target have been scouting locations in the financial district, Tribeca and the lower East Side of the city.” (Wall Street Journal)

••• “The five-night music festival in May 1978 at the legendary gallery and performance venue Artists Space, at 105 Hudson Street in Tribeca, had no title. The flyers on the fences around vacant lots in Lower Manhattan said only ‘BANDS’ with a lineup: Terminal, Gynecologists, Theoretical Girls, Daily Life, Tone Death, Contortions, DNA, Mars, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. In the audience were The Village Voice’s Robert Christgau, John Rockwell from The New York Times and Brian Eno, in town to produce the Talking Heads’ second album. The Contortions’ set on Friday night was halted when James Chance, the group’s singer, and Mr. Christgau got into a fistfight. Tickets cost $3. The Artists Space festival was No Wave’s apogee. Theoretical Music: No Wave, New Music, and the New York Art Scene, 1978-1983, an awkwardly titled three-day event last week at Issue Project Room in Gowanus, organized by Branden Joseph and David Grubbs, was the latest in a series of critical reconsiderations of the movement.” (New York Observer)


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