Newsletter: Jan. 10

distilled ny 1813PROGRESS REPORT | JANUARY 2013
Essential reading if you want to be in the know: a rundown of the restaurants, shops, and more we can expect to open in the next year or so.

As missions go, it was a delicious one: Five dosas in five days at the Dosateria inside Whole Foods Tribeca. I happen to love dosas—crispy Indian crepes with savory fillings—but was I at risk of enjoying too much of a good thing? Of overdosa-ing? Plus: Dosateria has a great new offer—buy two Signature dosas and get a third free (after 3pm weekdays and all day on weekends). Sponsored.

Having heard about it from three different people—each of whom would have reason to know—I’m pleased to report the news/rumor that Steven Alan is opening another store on Franklin.

GreenwichDesbrossesmashupTRIBECA THEN AND NOW #7
The latest installment of 1980s-vs.-now comparisons focuses on buildings at the intersection of Greenwich and Desbrosses.

The Battery Park City Authority posted an Asphalt Green update on its website. It’s vague about timing, but it does go into detail about the damage caused by Sandy.

••• 1/7: Preschool bailing on FiDi. Plus: Behind the scenes at SoulCycle’s casting; the Ear Inn; wine store huzzahs; reinsurance company lease; a critic on the bagelesque simits; FiDi board sues developer and tenant.
••• 1/8: Tribeca’s biggest landowner. Plus: Bus service restored; Verizon says buildings refusing repairs; FiDi hotel site changes hands; West Village hotel; food-and-fashion dinner party.
••• 1/9: Ferry crash. Plus: New Montessori preschool; police blotter; interviews with chef Bill Telepan, Tribeca Grill’s outgoing sommelier, and Tribeca Canvas’s designer; Adidas rents showroom space in Hudson Square; Super Linda review.

David Wiseman votiveSEEN & HEARD
••• 1/7: Artflag is leaving. Plus: A restaurant is making food for dogs; meeting regarding middle school; new Indian restaurant; disgusting-sounding vodka.
••• 1/8: Is Peace & Love closed for good? (That’s what people are saying.) Plus: Exquisite decorative arts; Canal Park Playhouse open again; Pen Parentis event; noise-mitigation measures.
••• 1/9: Little One appears stalled. Plus: Restaurant “Week”; World Financial Center Banana Republic temporarily closing; 165 Church scaffolding; Cosmopolitan Hotel.


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