In the News: Memorial Preview

••• Former representative Anthony Weiner’s Queens apartment is in contract, and he was spotted in Tribeca. (New York Post)

••• “Danny Meyer on a Roll,” the subhed of a looooooong New York Times piece on the restaurateur, sounds like a sandwich. It includes a conversation with chef Floyd Cardoz about what the North End Grill (coming to BPC) might serve (seafood, vegetables). Also: “New York is a city of rooms.”

••• “Rangers winger Sean Avery”—a partner in Warren 77 and Tiny’s—was arrested and charged with battery on a cop Friday after allegedly shoving an officer who attempted to break up a party at his Hollywood Hills home.” (New York Post)

••• “With no shortage of speakeasy-style douchetraps cocktail lounges around these days, the Jbird team is launching three. The first, opening tonight, can be found hidden down a hallway at XVI, a nightclub that looks out over the bright lights of Times Square. The second, expected to open by September, will be tucked behind an espresso bar and newsstand on the Upper East Side. (Notice a trend?) The third is planned for the Financial District, where a location suitable for the faux-storefront concept is currently being scouted.” (Village Voice)

••• Manhattan Loft Guy on the recent sale at 137 Duane.

••• In preparation for the opening of Copenhagen/Aamann, bone up on smørrebrød, with help from the Wall Street Journal.

Courtesy Curbed

••• Curbed got a tour of the 9/11 Memorial. By the time it opens, we’ll feel like we’ve already seen it (and yes, it’s possible I’m jealous that I can’t get inside before it opens).

••• “Morgan Stanley is said to be closing in on a deal to renew and expand its lease at One New York Plaza in what would be a roughly 1 million s/f transaction. The bank, which has long been rumored to be considering the lease, has a little over 700,000 s/f in the tower, but will likely consolidate another office facility it has in downtown Brooklyn into the property.” (Real Estate Weekly)

••• “West Thames Park Now Lawn Slated to Open Next Monday.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “By the end of this week restorers of the Montgomery Monument at Trinity’s St. Paul’s Chapel will be securing the last arrow tip and guttae to the nation’s first monument.” (Architect’s Newspaper, via Curbed)

••• “Archaeologists helping to excavate the World Trade Center site have uncovered a second piece of the more than 200-year-old ship that was discovered there last summer.” (DNAinfo)

••• “Hotelier Sam Chang has sold another property, 32 Pearl Street, to Hersha Hospitality Trust for $28.7 million, according to city records.” Hersha plans a Hampton Inn, naturally. (Real Estate Weekly, via Curbed)



  1. Anthony Weiner in Tribeca …. please not !

  2. Why not? He’s got to be better than the recent UES transplants.