In the News: East River Park

••• That outpost of Luke’s Lobster coming to FiDi? It hopes to open by May. (Eater)

••• Curbed gets a sales report on 471 Washington (the new building at Canal): “Less than a month after officially hitting the market, five of the building’s units are in contract. One of them is the private pool-sporting whopper of a penthouse, with 4,000 square feet indoors and the same amount of space outdoors, which was asking $15 million. Also in contract: one- through three-bedrooms ranging from $2.1 million to $5.75 million.

East River Waterfront (courtesy SHoP Architects via DNAinfo)

••• The first section of the East River Waterfront will likely open in May, the city Economic Development Corp. said this week. […] The two-block esplanade between Maiden Lane and Wall Street is the first piece of the much larger new $150 million East River Waterfront, which will run from the Battery Maritime Building to the Lower East Side and will open in stages over the next several years.” (DNAinfo)

••• Newlyweds, the latest film by Tribeca resident Edward “Burnsie” Burns, will close the Tribeca Film Festival. Burns says the movie—which for a second was being called Triangles Below Canal—cost $9K to make. The Post quotes the TFF’s press relelase: “The film, shot almost exclusively in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, is a chronicle of modern marriage, pointing out an essential truth: When you get married, you’re not just getting a husband or wife—you’re getting the family, the friends, and even the exes. With crackling humor and sharp insights into contemporary relationships, Burns tracks a newly wedded couple whose honeymoon period is upended by the arrival of the husband’s wild-child baby sister and the crumbling marriage of the wife’s meddlesome sister.” Oh. (I just realized I’m going to have to see this movie.)

••• Looking back at the life of artist Andy Jurinko. (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “It now looks like 70 Pine Street is bound for landmarking, but the future of the 66-story Art Deco skyscraper has never been more murky. After AIG sold the building for beads and trinkets in the wake of the credit meltdown, developer Young Woo said he was turning part of the building into luxury condos priced at $2,000 per square foot. Not so fast, Steve Cuozzo writes in the Post today. Korea’s Kumho Investment Bank tells Cuozzo the mixed-use plan is still being figured out, and Young Woo is now being referred to merely as an ‘adviser.’ Classy restoration architects Beyer Blinder Belle are working on a new proposal for 70 Pine […].” (Curbed)

••• DNAinfo profiles Tania Anthony of Resale-Riches.

••• The “crack-like” green sauce at Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine is now available by the bottle, but only at the Chambers outpost. (Midtown Lunch)

••• Broadsheet Daily looks at Trinity Church’s new community space, Charlotte’s Place: “My favorite moment in Charlotte’s Place so far,’ says [program director, Jennifer Chinn], ‘happened when we hung a series of paintings on the walls by Muriel Stockdale, who does these amazing, multi-cultural flags. A Trinity parishioner who is homeless was here that day, and he got into an animated discussion with an art gallery owner from uptown, who was also a guest at the show. They both came away knowing things that they would never have heard otherwise,’ she says. ‘We want to foster that kind of interaction.'” I shall consider myself warned!


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