In the News: Pier A Delay

••• The reconstruction of Pier A (right) is over budget and will be done at least a year late (late 2013 is the new estimate). — [source name removed at the request of the “news source.”]

••• “Battery Park City residents may have noted the absence of the Postal Plaza mobile mail truck during the holiday package season. The van that parked most days on South End Avenue outside Gateway Plaza provided shipping services for several months in 2011 before disappearing due to what Postal Plaza’s owners describe as ‘parking issues.'” —Broadsheet Daily

••• From Metromix: “And an Italian restaurant cheffed by Luigi Celentano of Gigino Trattoria will drop in Tribeca. It’ll be called Piccola Positano and should open by the new year.” Turns out “in Tribeca” is a mistake; the restaurant will be in the East Village.

••• Kutsher’s gets a rave from the Village Voice.

••• “A tipster writes in about the former Off-Track Betting parlor on Lafayette Street with the news that it’s becoming a 7/11. We’re guessing the space in question is the one at 110 Lafayette [between Canal and Walker; and it’s 7-Eleven, not 7/11]. Anyone know different?” —Curbed

••• “The owner of two mid-sized Downtown hotels overlooking the World Trade Center reconstruction site claims the deconstruction of the Deutsche Bank office tower and the placement of a large construction crane nearby have cost it at least $1 million in lost business, a new lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court says.” —Real Deal

••• Wall Street Journal interviews Edward “Burnsie” Burns. Speaking of whom: Burnsie on video talking about some of his Tribeca favorites (Walker’s, the Live Well Company, the Tribeca Film Festival).


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