In the News: More on Tiny’s

••• The Henrik Lundqvist Blog dug up video of the Rangers player—who’s quite the tall drink of water—taking a Swedish journalist through his unfinished restaurant, Tiny’s, coming to the W. Broadway space that used to be home to Hoi An. The video is in Swedish, but one of the blog’s readers translated Lundqvist’s comments about Tiny’s: “It’s gonna be fun. It’s gonna be a local restaurant/bar—nothing special—with good food and good atmosphere. I think the the favorite room is gonna be in the back with an open stove. The menu is not gonna have anything complicated. The hamburger has to taste good, since I’m a hamburger person! There’s gonna be meatballs and soups. I don’t spend too much time on this, just about one day a week. It’s just for fun with a couple of friends. It’s not like I’m gonna make money on it. It’s too much of a risky business.” That appears to be Matt Abramcyk unlocking the door at the beginning—he’s partners with Sean Avery, who’s also involved in Tiny’s, in Warren 77 (as well as the restaurateur behind Smith & Mills and the yet-to-open Super Linda, just down the street from Tiny’s). Also: At the end, Lundqvist’s Lamborghini gets a ticket.

••• “The entrance to the Battery Park City Regal Cinema is undergoing a facelift—literally. ‘The box office and entrance to the theater are being moved upward to the second story,’ explained a Regal employee who asked not to be identified. ‘The space where customers currently buy tickets and then board the elevators and escalator is going to be absorbed back into the hotel,’ this staffer explained. […] A second Regal insider said that the theater is expected to remain open through the renovation of the hotel, and that the reconstruction work to the box office and lobby should be finished before the end of December.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “[Landmarc’s Marc] Murphy, whom NYP Home profiled in his 5,000-square-foot Tribeca loft in 2007, is looking to upgrade his personal real estate. He’s recently paid several visits, with wife Pamela Schein Murphy, to trophy apartments in the new 535 West End Ave. condo building. While a six-bedroom, 6,637-square-foot, $18.9 million unit on the 19th floor that he saw multiple times is now in contract with a mystery foreign family, a five-bedroom, 4,396-square-foot, fifth-floor unit he visited is still on the market for $9.9 million.” (New York Post)

••• “At the annual sale at Room, Dec. 7 to 11, new orders will be 15 percent off, most floor samples will be discounted up to 60 percent, and other items will be up to 70 percent off.” (New York Times)

••• Police Chief Ray Kelly “wrote” an op-ed about security at the World Trade Center. (New York Post)

••• “Even as [Bob] Townley and Manhattan Youth prepare to take over the pier’s minigolf course, volleyball court and food concession, due to open in the spring, he is visualizing the kinds of loose gatherings and events that made the old pier popular before it was torn down. ‘We will have room for parties and school gatherings and dances and outdoor community life.’ […] Two sections make up that area: a new over-water paved platform and the original platform, now covered with dirt. While Townley already envisions cartloads of hot dogs being wheeled from the snack bar to birthday parties in the yet to be completed section, it remains unclear just when that space—all 11,000 square feet of it—will be ready.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• The Tribeca Trib hangs out with Trinity Church historian Gwynedd Cannan.

••• Here’s the Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot with Iman mentioned in the New York Times’s recent article about 5 Beekman.

••• “Still hankering for some food from Chanterelle? Chef David Waltuck is serving food from his shuttered restaurant during a set of pop up dinners at The Grill Room. The dinners run $100 excluding drinks.” (Eater)

••• “A strong wind gust snapped the trunk of the South Street Christmas tree on Wednesday morning.” (DNAinfo)

••• DNAinfo finds out more about Carmine’s Italian Seafood’s plans to reopen on Peck Slip, as mentioned here.

••• David Bouley’s Brushstroke—planned for the Danube space—is said to be opening in February. (Eater)

••• “A middle school opened on lower Broadway in September. […] This freshly minted two-floor complex at 26 Broadway is called Lower Manhattan Community Middle School. But whether the Lower Manhattan community will embrace it remains to be seen.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• “Uday Durg, the MTA’s program executive for all Lower Manhattan projects, told a Community Board 1 committee last month that all 11 contracts on the [Fulton Transit Center]—now more than halfway into a 10-year construction schedule—have been awarded, and the labyrinthine complex is still expected to open in 2014.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• “Downtown is going to the dogs. That’s what restaurateur Harry Poulakakos is betting on with his newest Stone Street establishment, which will cater to both humans and their four-legged friends. The bar and restaurant, opening in March, will feature an outdoor corral so dogs have a place to frolic while their owners enjoy a menu of boutique hot dogs and craft beers inside.” (DNAinfo)


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