In the News: Greek Orthodox Go-Ahead

••• “The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey said Friday that a Greek Orthodox Church destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001 can rebuild directly across Liberty Street from the World Trade Center, ending a two-year impasse after Gov. Andrew Cuomo intervened. […] The new [St. Nicholas Parish] church will be 4,100 square feet, more than three times the 1,200-square-foot church founded by Greek immigrants in 1916. It will house a nondenominational “bereavement center,” and occupy the east end of the site’s Liberty Park.” —Crain’s

••• The preliminary menu for Aamanns/Copenhagen, opening very soon on Laight. Also: “Anyone who wants to try his food can visit the Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday October 22 from 1–3 p.m. when he and Noma’s René Redzepi will present ‘the best of the Nordic kitchen.'” —Eater

••• Grub Street actually got to speak with Hugh Jackman about Laughing Man.

••• A peek inside #11A at Skylofts, which is for sale. —Curbed

••• Regarding Greenhouse, the club on Varick: “CB2 members once again turned down the club’s app for an alteration to sell liquor in an expanded space on Varick Street. It was the second such rejection for the club, though it isn’t in danger of losing its current license. [Lawyer Terry Flynn Jr.]  reminded Grub Street that there are ‘no outstanding charges’ against Greenhouse, and that his plans are to go back to the SLA with the proposal.” —Grub Street


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