In the News: Knitting Bull

••• Last week, artist Crocheted Olek crocheted a coat for the Wall Street bull. It lasted two hours. (Towleroad)

••• DNAinfo sat down with councilmember Margaret Chin to look back at her first year.

••• The chili lobster at Marc Forgione made New York Times restaurant critic Sam Shifton’s top-ten dishes of 2010: “An upscale take on the classic Singaporean dish of chili crab, Marc Forgione’s appetizer (at his rustic and comfortable Tribeca restaurant) offers cull lobster in a fiery sea of butter and sriracha, ginger, soy and lobster stock, with a faint note of lime acidity on top. Big hunks of Texas toast come along with, in place of steamed buns.” I had another great dinner there the other night—the Sunday Supper (three courses for $44) is a sweet deal, though they’ll get you on the hooch—but I can’t figure out why the hosts take walk-ins’ names.

••• Ed Hynes, the ex-chief of the Bergen County Improvement Authority, is under fire for spending too much, including on dinners at Duane Park: “Another favorite meeting place for Hynes: Duane Park, billed as one of Tribeca’s hippest eateries. It features hot jazz, bayou-style cuisine and, at times, feather-bearing burlesque dancers with names like Melody Sweets.” (

••• “The opening of the 399-room Doubletree Hotel at 8 Stone Street means there are now triple the number of hotels (18) below Chambers Street as there were 10 years ago. The Financial District’s hotel room count has increased 80% since 9/11. Three more hotels are planned or under construction.” (Curbed on a article)


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