In the News: Tribeca Grill

••• “It’s easy to pass the headquarters of the Anglers’ Club of New York without looking twice. […] But the club is emerging briefly into the public this week to apply for a liquor license for its private 65-seat dining room on the second floor of 101 Broad St. Serving alcohol will allow the club to do more evening events and will be an added amenity for members, Matteson said.” (DNAinfo)

••• Eater has an excellent column called Decanted, where Talia Baiocchi dissects restaurants’ wine lists. She very much likes the one at Tribeca Grill (left): “It’s one of the city’s great, under-sung collections. Its steward, Nieporent-wide [There are two ways to read that. —Ed.] Wine Director David Gordon, is a member of the endangered species of lifelong sommeliers. He’s been with Tribeca Grill since it opened in 1990 and for 21 years he’s managed to build and maintain a jackpot collection of back vintage classics from Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Rhône, Napa, and Germany. The current list is deep, crowding more than 50 pages with 1,800 selections that reach all the way back to 1900. But it isn’t just the biblical length and depth of the collection that make it noteworthy. It’s the list’s price tags, which often look more ’97 than 2011—a result of procuring wines on release and keeping mark-ups static as they age.”

••• “Impassioned parents, faculty and students of Richard R. Greene High School for Teaching on East 88th Street made a strong showing at the Department of Education’s hearing on its proposed move downtown to 26 Broadway (entrance at 81 New Street around the corner). Their enthusiasm was met by a few downtown residents who joined New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s representative, parents from Millennium High School and representatives from the two schools that currently share the space to emphatically oppose the proposal in favor of a Millennium annex.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “A bitter art-world legal battle that has been making its way through the New York courts for five years might finally be going to trial. The poet, photographer and one-time Andy Warhol acolyte Gerard Malanga filed suit in 2005 against the artist John Chamberlain, contending that Mr. Chamberlain sold a 1967 Warhol silk-screen painting that did not belong to him and that he knew was not a real Warhol. Mr. Chamberlain has denied both claims and the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board ruled in 2000 that the piece—’315 Johns,’ a series of images of Mr. Chamberlain arranged in a large grid—was genuine. But Mr. Malanga, who is asking for the return of the canvases or more than $250,000 in damages, contends that Warhol never knew about the work. He said he and two friends cranked it out themselves in 1971 in a studio in Great Barrington, Mass., as an homage to Warhol a year after Mr. Malanga left Warhol’s Factory in Manhattan. Over the years, Mr. Malanga said, he lost track of the painting and it ended up in Mr. Chamberlain’s Tribeca loft.” (New York Times)

••• “Did you know that officials have been studying how to fix Canal Street for nine years? Indeed they have, and last week they issued a 144-page report outlining suggested improvements. Reading a 144-page traffic study is probably how terrorists get tortured at Guantanamo Bay, but luckily Streetsblog summarizes the highlights, including ‘making Canal Street friendlier for pedestrians by adding significant amounts of sidewalk space'” (Curbed)

••• “75 Wall Street passes dubious $3.5M/month sales milestone.” (Curbed)

••• Fraunces Tavern has reopened. (New York Daily News)

••• “Robert Moses is not an easy figure to sum up in a work of art. But that’s just what downtown composer Gary Fagin set out to do in his new musical, part of which will debut next week in the World Financial Center Winter Garden.” (DNAinfo)


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