In the News: “Top Chef” Restaurant

Courtesy Midtown Lunch

••• Koko, the new pan-Asian restaurant on Greenwich below the WTC, has a take-out window devoted to General Tso’s chicken. (Midtown Lunch)

••• A “Top Chef” contestant named Stephen Asprinio will open Pizza Vino Teca on Water St. It’ll serve grilled pizza. He sees it as America’s Next Great Restaurant the first of a national chain. (DNAinfo)

••• A creative reno of a 75-sq.-ft. apartment at 90 William—although how it works is anyone’s guess. (Curbed)

••• “Mixologist and fire loving barkeep Albert Trummer plead [sic] guilty yesterday to disorderly conduct, ending a saga that began 15 months ago when he was arrested at Apotheke by FDNY investigators for allegedly smashing two bottles of Sambuca on the bar and setting it all on fire.” Trummer owns Theater Bar. (Eater)

••• “Waitlisted Tribeca Kindergartners Won’t Have to Go to Chinatown.” (DNAinfo)

••• “On Tuesday night, controversy once again touched the Democratic District Leader election for the 64th New York State Assembly District, Part C, which includes Battery Park City south of Vesey Street, the Financial District, and the Seaport area, as well as parts of the Lower East Side, East Village and Soho. Staff at the Regatta polling station on West Thames Street called the New York Police Department to escort a family member of Downtown Independent Democrats candidate Jenifer Rajkumar from the pollsite.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center will be screening films by (former? longtime?) Tribeca artist James Nares: “In the notes for the series, curator Andy Ditzler writes, ‘No matter what’s going on in front of the camera, the real subject of many of these films is 1970s New York. Made in the oddly deserted streets and abandoned lofts of Tribeca, they show a messy, vital, haunted urban landscape almost unthinkable today.'” Want! To! See! Them! But not if it means going to Atlanta. James, if you read this, tell me where I can find them online (I looked). His paintings are sublime. (Creative Loafing Atlanta)


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