In the News: 290 West Rendering Revealed

••• “Here’s your first look at the rendering of 290 West St. In the next 18 to 24 months, the 11-story, 40,000-square-foot building will be completed. It will only have 13 units.” (You have to imagine the West Street traffic yourself. I wonder if VE Equities will give this one a name so it’s not IDed as either Canal Street or West Street….) It looks like a new building—whose address I can’t remember but may also be designed by Morris Adjmi—going up on the Bowery. —New York Post

••• “The Obamas will arrive at Kennedy Airport at 4:30 p.m. and depart at 11:35 p.m., and you can expect street and highway closings in Lower Manhattan and Midtown. Also, the PATH station at the World Trade Center will be closed from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., making things tough for commuters during the evening rush.” —ABC

••• DNAinfo looks at a new exhibit at Soho Photo of pictures of men and their drag-queen alter egos.

••• “Bankers can now kick back at the Andaz Wall Street Biergarten, located in the courtyard adjacent to the hotel. The boozy lawn is open Monday through Saturday from 2:30 to 9 p.m., and can seat 50.” What a relief. Where else can you get a beer in FiDi? —Grub Street

••• The New York Times rhapsodizes about Marc Forgione‘s chili lobster. Can someone parse this lede for me? “Here are a mess of lobsters for Father’s Day dinner: a pure American take on a Singaporean classic, chili crab.”


1 Comment

  1. Once again, Grub Street got a detail wrong: there is no “courtyard” or “lawn” at Andaz, just a cement plaza. And the biergarten takes most of of it, meaning that the newly returned “farmer’s market”* has very little space. FYI: Saturday, the market’s first, consisted only of Migliorelli and Gus’s Pickles. The manager promised that the Wednesday market will have more vendors, including Orwasher, but couldn’t say who else as not all invitees have accepted.

    *Since there was only one farmer represented, this construction seems more appropriate than the standard “farmers’.”