In the News: Tracy Anderson

••• “Vornado Realty Trust said it has bought a 58.75 percent stake in Independence Plaza, a 1,328-unit apartment complex in Tribeca […] in a deal that values the 1,328-unit apartment complex at $844.8 million.” —New York Business Journal

••• The New York Times profiles fitness guru Tracy Anderson. Favorite part: “Ms. Anderson has not sought certification in fields like exercise physiology or teaching, she said, because, ‘I am so hard on myself with not deviating the amount of time that I have for research and development of the method.'” Oh, OK!

••• Fresh Salt in the Seaport has reopened. —NYC Reconnects

••• “The 9/11 Memorial was evacuated briefly Wednesday morning after a fire broke out nearby, sending smoke billowing over the World Trade Center site, officials and witnesses said. The fire started in a construction trailer near the memorial just before 11:30 a.m. and soon spread to two adjacent trailers, the FDNY and Port Authority said.” —DNAinfo

••• “Ari Bokovza, who was the chef de cuisine at the Standard, High Line, will take over as executive chef at the Harrison, in Tribeca, on Jan. 7. Jimmy Bradley, the owner, has been running the kitchen.” —The New York Times

••• Tribeca-based television personalities Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are separated. —New York Daily News

••• Atera and Ichimura at Brushstroke make Pete Wells’s list of favorite new restaurants. A sea urchin dish at Jungsik made his list of top dishes. —The New York Times

••• Regarding the renovation plans for Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport: “Though the plan is still working its way through the city’s land use process, the developer’s agreement with the city Economic Development Corporation requires that construction begin on July 1. David R. Weinreb, the chief executive of Howard Hughes, said in a telephone interview that the company would meet that deadline.” —The New York Times

Pier 17 courtesy SHoP Architects



  1. Regarding Tracy Anderson, isn’t that like saying, “I am so busy practicing medicine that I never actually got my license”? And people pay $900 a month for that? As a certified fitness/pilates veteran of 25 years I am appalled.

  2. Thanks for the link to the article. I greatly dislike the way she claims that SHE can reshape others’ bodies. NO. She may be able to HELP people change their bodies, but she can’t do it herself. Comes off as VERY arrogant. Guess you need to be to charge $900 per month for a studio membership.