In the News: East River Ferry Extension

••• Julia Moskin reviews Aamanns-Copenhagen for the New York Times‘s “Hungry City” column. It’s generally positive, so much so that the last line (“It’s like an expensive, Danish-modern outpost of Pret-a-Manger”) struck me as coming from out of nowhere, or maybe that’s just because I can no longer abide Pret. I honestly don’t see the comparison.

••• The Tribeca Trib‘s police report for Dec. 16-23 is up. Maybe you just shouldn’t bring your purse to Starbucks at all, because those places are evidently swarming with thieves.

ferry other ferry••• “The East River Ferry […] will keep running until at least 2019.” —DNAinfo

••• Another huge building is coming to the area east of City Hall Park. “A six-story commercial office building in the Financial District has traded hands for $11.2 million in an end-of-year off-market deal, The Real Deal has learned. Ronnie Oved, who owns a number of budget hotels and hostels in Manhattan, purchased the property from the Krinick Family. The 25,039-square-foot building, 19 Beekman Street at Nassau Street, is populated primarily by medical tenants and small retailers. The building comes with 46,160 square feet of air rights, making it ripe for further commercial development.” And then there’s this: “Oved [is] the owner of Central Park Hostel and the now-defunct Hotel 99 on the Upper West Side [….] In 2010, Oved was targeted by a state effort that aimed to curb the use of residential apartments as short-term stay hotels.” —The Real Deal (via Curbed)

••• “Has the great old Pearl Diner closed?” Looks that way. Don’t worry, though! A 7-Eleven is opening next door! —EV Grieve (via Eater)



  1. Erik, you were not alone in being mystified at the end of the Aamanns review: (you’ll find references back to this estimable publication!)

  2. @Suzanne: That last line still feels like something the writer fell in love with, logic be damned, and no editor stepped in to cut it. Maybe the Dining editors decided it wasn’t all that bad, considering what that column usually reads like.