In the News: 4 World Trade Center Tops Out

••• “In the culinary desert around City Hall, dining options are generally limited to upscale bistros or cheap fast-food and sandwich joints. Then there is Jerry’s, a classic-style diner that has emerged as the unofficial canteen for the city’s political power brokers.” —Wall Street Journal

••• “The first thing to know about this 7 Hubert Street penthouse is that it isn’t the one with the private jogging track. That one, #PHC, sold for $11.5 million after hitting the market in 2009 with an ask of $14.5 million. Which brings us to today’s question: how can the new-to-market #PHB expect to get its asking price of $17.5 million?” —Curbed

By David W. Dunlap (courtesy the New York Times)

••• “A steel beam is to be hoisted 977 feet to the top of 4 World Trade Center on Monday, ceremonially signifying the completion of its structural framework.” I’m guessing that’s why the NYPD was on Broadway near Chambers this morning, brandishing one of those mirror-on-a-stick gizmos to search under suspicious cars. —New York Times

••• “Soho nightclub Greenhouse and its basement lounge W.I.P. were slapped with 14 charges by the New York State Liquor Authority over the weekend and now face losing their liquor licenses forever.” —Eater

••• “Chef Phillip Kirschen-Clark has left ambitious new Financial District bar and restaurant Demi Monde. The project opened at the end of May with a menu of bar snacks from Kirschen-Clark, and the chef started serving a fancy $130 tasting menu just two weeks ago. Management says that they’re going to be “revising the entire food program.” —Eater

••• “Lightning Strikes 1 World Trade Center.” —DNAinfo


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