In the News: Milk Street Café

••• “Former city comptroller and failed mayoral candidate [and chairman of the Battery Park City Authority] Bill Thompson has officially tossed his hat in the ring once again to run for city’s highest office.” (DNAinfo)

Courtesy Milk Street Café (via Village Voice)

••• “Last month we told you about Milk Street Café, a massive 23,000-square-foot food hall located at 40 Wall Street. Perhaps aiming to become the international Eataly of the Financial District, the eatery will feature an oatmeal bar, pasta bar, sushi bar, salad bar, a grill and rotisserie, pastries, a café, and much more.” Everything the discerning college student could want! “Now comes word that it will open on June 23.” (Village Voice, via Eater) It’s a spinoff of a Boston restaurant, it’s kosher, and there’s a “spa” where the vegetables get cleaned. (DNAinfo)

••• Everything you ever wanted to know about the Civil Service Bookshop on Worth. (DNAinfo)

••• “Bowery Boogie reports that a new catering concept called Perfect Picnic at 9 Clinton street in LES will be launched this coming Thursday. Owner Wendy Weston, wanted to bring the perfect European park picnic to New Yorkers and their green spaces. The ‘classic’ picnic option is $28. You can design each meal to your liking, and most will feed 3 people. Until it gets its wheels in motion, Perfect Picnic will be focusing solely on Battery Park City.” (Eater)

••• “The moment residents of Williamsburg, DUMBO, Greenpoint and Long Island City have been waiting for has finally arrived. This morning Mayor Bloomberg and a handful of City officials were on the Maiden Voyage of the East River ferry, taking the inaugural five minute trip from Williamsburg to East 34th Street.” It stops in FiDi. (Curbed)


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