In the News: World Financial Center

••• Chef Nick Curtin is leaving Compose. Statement: “I’m looking forward to pursuing other culinary endeavors where I can continue to push the boundaries of cuisine, and explore new combinations of taste, texture, and presentation.” (Grub Street) To the New York Times, he said, “I decided it’s time to pursue another type of project, someplace with a larger kitchen, a place that would allow me to experience the growth I want.”

••• “Sources say that Brookfield has asked SouthWest restaurant [left], Boomerang Toys, the Runners Shop, Ciao Bella Gelato, Add Accessories and Cobbler Express to leave at the end of September.” Another rumor panned out. (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “Downtown residents”—that’s DNAinfoese for Community Board 1—”who say they are still healing from the trauma of 9/11 are furious that the city is excluding them from a commemoration ceremony on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.” (DNAinfo)

••• 523 Greenwich (north of Spring) will be a 20-story hotel—because only tourists won’t mind being across from the Sanitation Department garage. (Curbed)


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