In the News: Trinity Church Revolt

••• Fashion designer Alexander Wang vigorously denies running a Tribeca sweatshop. —Racked

••• “Trinity Church is having a crisis of faith. Nearly half of the church’s board of directors has resigned in the past six months in a dispute with its rector […]. They accuse Rev. James Cooper […] of lavishly overspending church funds on Bach concerts and other events, and planning an opulent overhaul of the church’s office space at 68-74 Trinity Place rather than focusing on his ministry and helping the poor.” —DNAinfo

••• Ewan McGregor was said to have been looking at an apartment at 58 Reade. —New York Post

••• “Downtown school parents are taking their children’s meals seriously. This year, parents at P.S. 89 and P.S./I.S. 276 (both in Battery Park City ), and the Spruce Street School (in the Financial District), have been working closely with school cafeteria staff to improve student nutrition.” —Broadsheet

••• “First Lady Michelle Obama will be in New York City on March 19 for a fund-raiser hosted by Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower De Niro. […] Tickets are $5,000 and include a photo and the reception. […] The event will be at De Niro’s Greenwich Hotel.” —Capital New York

••• UrbanDaddy is implying that Atera is open—that’s the restaurant taking Compose’s place on Worth—but UrbanDaddy is prone to premature evaluation.

••• Eater picks through North End Grill‘s wine list.

••• “Photographer Stanely Greenberg has taken some interesting photos of architecture designs and infrastructures that are often hidden to the everyday passersby. One of the photos is a cave-like tunnel that happens to be an abandoned wine cellar beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Although no longer in use, the thick, granite-walled cellar has been kept in excellent condition.” —PSFK via Curbed


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