In the News: Fatty Snack

••• The Fatty Snack kiosk/cart/thing will open at the WFC plaza today. (Downtown Lunch, whose photo of the menu is at right; click to enlarge)

••• 33 Vestry, 1 N. Moore, and 471 Washington are all doing quite well. For a second there, I was worried that rich people would have to go homeless. (Wall Street Journal)

••• “Residents in 11 buildings at Battery Park City will be saving more $279 million over the next 30 years now that the Battery Park City Authority, a public agency that manages the lower Manhattan waterfront neighborhood, has voted to approve an agreement that would prevent major hikes in monthly ground rents that condo owners would have to pay. Under the agreement, which was first presented two months ago, the 11 buildings will pay $525 million in ground rents over the next 30 years. If the agreement had not been reached, condo owners would have had to $804 million.” (Crain’s)

••• Manhattan Loft Guy waxes wonky over a sale at 53 N. Moore.

••• Urban Digs sees that wonkiness and raises it, looking at the market for Tribeca apartments from $2 million to $5 million. (Two graphs!) “There simply is not enough well priced high quality product in this very popular Manhattan submarket. Sellers, are you listening??” (via Curbed)

••• Paper interviews David Bouley about Brushstroke and other stuff, including what’s upcoming at Bouley: “We are going to stop à la carte and serve three tasting menus—one of vegetables and two others. We’ll also be rolling out a bread wagon and fruit wagon with bowls of fruit, prepared in some manner, and everyone gets to pick three of nine offerings before they start their dessert session. We also expanded the kitchen and took out 28 seats. Not a lot of people will take out 28 seats of their restaurants.” No, not a lot of people would. (Hat tip to Eater)

••• “A 4-foot steel rod plummeted from the 13th floor of 4 World Trade Center last week and struck a boy walking down Liberty Street, officials revealed at a meeting Monday.” Bruised hand. (DNAinfo)

••• Tyras, the Great Dane owned by the Salty Paw’s Amanda Byron, has died. (DNAinfo)

••• The Subaru Tribeca is living on borrowed time. (

••• FaFoo takes a hit: Hello Pasta in FiDi closed after five months. (Downtown Lunch)


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