In the News: Yet Another Three-Star Restaurant in Tribeca

••• The New York Times bestows three stars on the sushi bar at Brushstroke (which got two stars in 2011): “This was some of the most remarkable sashimi and sushi either of us had ever tasted.” My favorite part, which says so much about the Bouley modus operandi: “Late last week, after the restaurant’s operators learned that I was writing a review, they decided it was time to christen the place, which opened quietly in April. Now it is called Ichimura at Brushstroke.” Also in the article, David Bouley says the sushi bar will be walled off in a redesign next year. (I feel sort of dense for having not realized this was such a worthwhile destination, but my Tribeca radar had picked up not even a beep about it. I knew the bar had become a sushi counter, but no one was talking about how extraordinary it is.) Above: Photo by Hiroko Masuike for the New York Times. I bet you didn’t know that true sushi aficionados synchronize their eating.

••• “The long-planned Lower Manhattan Performing Arts Center—budgeted at more than $400 million, designed by Frank Gehry and slated for a 2017 opening within the World Trade Center site—is still awaiting its first dime.” —Broadsheet

••• The Wall Street Journal profiles Tribeca-based artist Laurie Spiegel.

••• “On October 6 and 7, more than 300 sites around New York City—from new hotels and private residence to in-progress parks and historic buildings—will open to the public for the annual fall highlight Open House New York. Some of the sites and events require reservations, which will open at 10 a.m. Thursday morning (that’s tomorrow), and OHNY will release the full list of sites this evening.” One new site is 93 Worth, which I would like to see! But not enough to pay. —Curbed


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  1. They not only synchronize their eating, they both leave the uni behind. Eeeeew.
    It’s also weird that they are using chopsticks – I was taught by a Japanese friend that since sushi is made by hand, it is meant to be eaten by hand.