In the News: Danny Meyer Rumor

••• “President Obama took time out of his Hawaiian vacation on Sunday to sign into law one of the surprise accomplishments of the lame-duck Congress: a measure covering the cost of medical care for rescue workers and others sickened by toxic fumes and dust after the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.” (New York Times)

••• Left: Curious about what the tasting menu at Bouley is like these days? Aptly named blog Food Comas runs it down.

••• “A reliable industry source tells Eater that Floyd Cardoz is working on a seafood concept for his follow up to the just shuttered Tabla with Danny Meyer in a completely new space. Perhaps that new fine dining restaurant planned for Battery Park City [in the former-Embassy-Suites-one-day-Conrad-Hotel]? We’ll know the full details when the project is officially announced in February.” (Eater)

••• The New York Times Q&As Trinity Real Estate president Jason Pizer: “The original gift from Queen Anne of England to Trinity Church was 238 acres. What’s left is 16 acres. […] We have six [developable] sites. Some are vacant, or have a small structure on them that can be removed, or are leased out to a parking lot. Trinity has the ability to add approximately 1.5 million feet of space.”

••• “The opening of the first section of the East River Waterfront [between Maiden Ln. and Wall St.], including a much-anticipated dog run, has been postponed until at least February.” (DNAinfo)

••• The Wall Street Journal welcomes back Highlights in Jazz, “the city’s longest running jazz concert series,” to the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

••• Downtown Alliance Q&As courtroom artist (and downtown resident) Elizabeth Williams: “Thankfully, various courtroom personalities have liked my work, from John Gotti to Ted Wells to Harvey Miller (who owns two of my illustrations). Once in a while lawyers will ask for more hair, and Gotti wanted to make sure he was smiling….”

••• Tribeca Trib ran an essay by Genevieve Waite about the work of her father, artist Jonathan Waite, who lived in Tribeca.

••• “After eight years of filming the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site and recording the intimate stories of nine September 11th-survivors, Project Rebirth housed at 163 Williams [sic] Street, is about to be born. The feature-length documentary film Rebirth, directed by Project Rebirth’s founder Jim Whitaker, will premier on January 21st at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Simultaneously, the organization is embarking on its long-term mission of educating people about grief and trauma though a real-life historical record.” (Broadsheet Daily)


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