In the News: Fancy FiDi Cocktail Bar

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••• “David Kaplan, who co-owns the Prohibition-themed Death & Co. in the East Village, is bringing similarly swanky drinks to a quiet block of Stone Street as soon as this summer. […] The as-yet-unnamed restaurant at 90 Broad St., with an entrance on Stone Street, will also serve sharable plates of bacon-wrapped dates and white anchovy bruschetta, along with eggplant caviar flatbreads and sweet potato gnocchi.” (DNAinfo)

••• Serious Eats praises the soursop tea at Kanlo.

••• “Six months after then-Gov. David Paterson said he would gut the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., the city-state agency still employs 29 staffers with yearly salaries approaching $3 million total—including a secretary to a president who retired three months ago. After months of being paid to do little, state officials told The Post they now have a new plan to phase out the agency—first chopping the bloated payroll to 13 employees this month.” (New York Post)

••• Curbed gets excited about an “almost perfect” loft at 140 Franklin.

••• “Compose, the tasting menu only chef’s counter in Tribeca, is loosening its iron grip slightly. Now, for a new unusual offering, they are opening up reservations for diners to try the “plate du jour.” It comes with a glass of wine, costs $30, and changes every day.” (Eater)

••• “P.S. 234 received 160 kindergarten applications for 125 seats.” (DNAinfo)


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