In the News: The Restaurant at All Good Things

••• “Tenants at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 will be able to stay open through the summer as part of a sweeping deal City Council members cut with Howard Hughes Corp., in advance of the council’s vote today on whether to approve the company’s redevelopment plan for the Seaport. The deal also includes plans to establish two new food markets at the Seaport [….] The City Council deal requires any plan for the Tin building to include 10,000 square feet for a year-round, seven days a week public market. Howard Hughes will also be required to develop a second food market selling locally sourced food, likely to be in what is called the Link Building, which is adjacent to the Pier 17 mall and now is home to restaurants and clothing retailers. […] Robert LaValva, president of New Amsterdam Market […] has been advocating for one much larger market than the two smaller ones announced today. ‘We want at least 50,000 square feet of space, so the 10,000 square feet is not the same visionary thing we had been working on. It’s no longer a scenario we are pursuing,’ he said.” Is there a guarantee of quality in the two new markets? Because that’s what makes New Amsterdam Market stand out. —Crain’s

••• Le Restaurant, the restaurant under All Good Things, is accepting reservations for tomorrow night and beyond. —UrbanDaddy

••• Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen is opening where It’s a Pizza was (on John Street). —Downtown Lunch

••• “A plan to turn the former Verizon building just north of the Brooklyn Bridge in lower Manhattan into the largest high-rise data center in the nation will officially boot up on Wednesday. The Sabey Corp., which invested hundreds of millions of dollars buying the 1.2 million-square-foot building out of foreclosure and converting it, has announced it is opening the property after nearly two years of work.” —Crain’s

••• “The Port Authority yesterday unveiled the state-of-the-art observation deck at the top of the new 1 World Trade Center, 1,250 feet above Ground Zero. The three-story indoor deck, to be called ‘One World Observatory,’’ will offer visitors breath-taking, panoramic, floor-to-ceiling views of the five boroughs, New Jersey and Westchester. The deck will occupy the still-under-construction skyscraper’s 100th, 101st and 102nd floors. Officials are set to sign a 15-year deal with Legends Hospitality Management to run the area.” Pictured: Least helpful rendering ever? —New York Post

••• The New Yorker praises 92YTribeca, in the hope that it can be saved.

••• L.A.’s Luigi Osteria is changing its name to Tribeca. “We needed to have an image that projected exactly who were are,” says the owner, who is not named Luigi. “With our lofty space, brick walls, fun vibe that even includes Disco music from the 70’s & 80’s, I felt that a name change, quick makeover and menu revamp was certainly justified.”—Eater L.A.

••• Commercial Observer talks to Ed Hogan, national director of retail leasing for Brookfield Properties, about Brookfield Place (formerly the WFC). It included this: “I think Brookfield Place is going to be the heart and soul of the new Downtown. It’s one place where neighborhood residents are going to come—the office workers are already here. The residents come through every day. A lot of them cut through to take their kids to school and cut through to take their kids back from school. I think the marketplace is going to pull those neighborhood residents in—just like a Whole Foods pulls their neighborhood residents in.” I wonder whether it’ll pull from the east, though. West Street is a formidable barrier.

••• Gwyneth Paltrow has a new cookbook: “The book is styled to look like a J. Crew catalog and aimed at working moms trying to get their kids to eat stupid vegetables, but it is wildly deceptive in that it promotes a ludicrously horseshit vegan diet that rules out pretty much everything.” OK, then! —Eater


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