In the News: Guess Who’s Coming to Brookfield Place

••• “Brookfield Place, the renamed World Financial Center that’s undergoing a $250 million facelift, may have its second luxury tenant. WWD reports that, according to real estate sources, Burberry has signed on for 5,000 square feet of space in the ‘Winter Garden’ location of the shopping center. The store will be both men’s and women’s, and it’s scheduled to open on September 14 when the entire Brookfield Place renovation is revealed.” Recall that Michael Kors is also onboard. —Racked

••• Remember Manhattan Loft Guy’s question about the parking lot at Hudson and Worth? There’s an update on his Facebook page: According to another real-estate agent, “it is the longstanding coop on the other side of the lot (90 Hudson) that acquired the development rights, providing protection for 1 Worth to the south as well as those Leonard Street buildings east.”

••• “A New Jersey judge Thursday imposed the minimum possible sentence, three years in jail, on the woman convicted of killing Battery Park City resident and community leader Helene Zucker-Seeman in a 2010 drunk-driving collision.” —Broadsheet

••• “Twenty firms, mostly in the technology field, have submitted plans to open offices south of Chambers Street and will receive city grants from $10,000 to $250,000, Crain’s has learned. The city’s Economic Development Corp. this week is expected to announce the 20 finalists in a competition for $1.25 million to rent space on Manhattan’s southern tip.”

••• Congratulations to Locanda Verde‘s Andrew Carmellini for making the Outstanding Chef finalists—a nationwide category—in this year’s James Beard Awards. —Eater

••• “Popular South Street Seaport tapas restaurant Salud has joined the growing list of restaurants and shops that have permanently shut their doors in the wake Hurricane Sandy.” Did we not know that? I took the photo below two weeks ago. Anyway, a shame. —DNAinfo

Seaport Front St restaurant


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  1. FYI: Those are SEMIFINALISTS for James Beard 2013 awards, and the list is long and (to me) strange. With very few exceptions, it reads more like potential recipients of an “lifetime achievement” award, or at least “best self-promotion” for the other NYC nominee.