In the News: Santacon Is Coming to Town

••• Fraunces Tavern is open again, but it needs help. —Broadsheet

••• Downtown Lunch loved the falafel at Nish Nush.

••• “Au Bon Pain has signed a long-term lease for roughly 2,600 square feet of retail space at 111 Fulton Street.” —Commercial Observer

••• “Badly damaged tower at 110 Wall St. is completely emptied of office tenants as owner Rudin Management eyes need to replace and raise key equipment—and to possibly turn property into apartments or a hotel.” —Crain’s

••• “In a frustrating conundrum for many downtown businesses struggling to recover from Sandy, the very generators and trailers that are powering up the buildings and allowing businesses to get back up and running are simultaneously blocking neighboring entrances and filling up the streets and stores with toxic diesel fumes, blaring engine sounds, and unwieldy wires and equipment.” —DNAinfo

antisantacon••• “The annual nuisance known as SantaCon is less than three days away. This Saturday, thousands of New Yorkers will don cheap Santa Claus suits, get totally obliterated on beer and schnapps, and wander the streets looking for other costumed buffoons to cavort with. […] Many restaurateurs complained about these shabby revelers stumbling around their establishments last year. So, to help protect the restaurant and bar owners of this city—and their customers—Eater has created these three signs.” —Eater

••• “On Dec. 6, Maggie Boepple, a veteran Albany lobbyist charged with planning the center, talked to Community Board 1 members about the latest vision for the [World Trade Center performing arts] center and alluded to political obstacles [….] Boepple said the fate of the center, to be located where the temporary PATH station now stands, hinges on a critical vote this month by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. The vote would determine, she said, whether the LMDC will release $1 million for staffing and fundraising.” —Tribeca Trib


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