In the News: White Church

by Rebecca McAlpin for The New York Times

••• The New York Times learns a bit more about Il Matto’s plans—including that the food will be American and cheaper, the room will be “more casual and less scary,” and the name will be changed to White Church. That’s chef Matteo Boglione at right.

••• “A group of institutional investors has helped delay a planned $1.3 billion bond sale meant to finance construction of the 4 World Trade Center over concerns about how the deal is structured.” (Wall Street Journal)

••• “The large, black-light-filled Tribeca loft of late graffiti vandal Rammellzee is recreated [in an exhibit on graffiti at L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art], complete with shelves upon shelves of Transformer-like space invaders and weapons.” (City Journal)

••• 25 Broad is now leasing. (Curbed)

••• Manhattan Loft Guy takes a look at Alexander Wang’s loft, recently profiled in W. By the way, I neglected to mention at the time that the decorator was Edon Manor’s Ryan Korban.

••• Workers on Fulton Street found the well from the farmstead of Stephanus von Cortlandt, the city’s first native-born mayor: “And in this well, there were some artifacts. A smoking-pipe stem with a bore diameter of five sixty-fourths of an inch. A refined redware lid with a molded sprig decorative pattern. And, most significantly, a two-inch chunk of dark-blue 17th-century Rhenish salt-glazed stoneware that appeared to be decorated with the Arms of Amsterdam. […] But perhaps the neatest piece was discovered inside the footprint of the foundation wall, when Roberto Prudencio, a laborer on the subway dig, noticed something poking out of the dirt. ‘It was a yellow thing,’ Mr. Prudencio said. He summoned Ms. Loorya, who unearthed it and cleaned it up [and took the photo below]. It was the head of a ceramic bird, dating from the 18th century.” (The New York Times)


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