In the News: Da Mikele

••• Pizza blog Slice weighs in on Da Mikele: “Whatever they’re doing with the electric oven at Da Mikele works, because even the Neapolitan pizza is almost indistinguishable from wood-fired pizza.”

••• “Midtown Lunch noticed that another location [of Toloache, a Mexican restaurant in the West 50s] is coming to Maiden Lane between Gold and William (as early as December 9, according to Zagat).” (Grub Street)

••• Trump Soho’s “debt is up for sale. If the sale goes through—CIM Group is, according to the Journal, close to buying it from Trump Soho lender iStar Financial—the buyer could foreclose on the project should condo sales fail to meet CIM’s goals. That doesn’t seem like such a far-fetched outcome. StreetEasy shows closings for only 32 of 391 units so far, and it’s not like other buyers in contract have been ecstatic to move in.” (Curbed)

••• “Down by the Hudson [presumably near Tribeca because later in the article she has her driver take her to the Whole Foods here] in an old Manhattan pickle factory lives a widow surrounded by a tyrant’s ransom in broken violins. Armand Fernandez, known as Arman since the day a printer left the ‘D’ off his name in a catalog, was a founding member of the midcentury French New Realists and one of the giants of 20th-century art. […] Five years after Arman’s death, Corice Canton Arman is resuming the dinner parties-cum-salons that the couple used to hold.” (T Magazine)

••• Resident Roanne Kolvenbach is teaching after-school sewing classes for kids. She lives on Reade, naturally. (Tribeca Trib)


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