In the News: Woolworth Building Photos

••• Eater spoke with chef Bill Telepan about Telepan Local: “We’re trying to finalize the lease on a space in Tribeca. We’re working it out now. I think we’re in a pretty good place on it now. I do want to go downtown. I’m looking to do a casual spot, sort of tapas in the American way. Instead of having ten ingredients on the plate, I’ll have around two to four. I think people are looking to try more things, so the tapas format is good. I get a lot of whole animals, so I’ll be able to do more of that with the new place. I’ll use the primal cuts at Telepan and do funkier stuff downtown.”

••• “The developer behind Park51, the planned Islamic cultural center two blocks from the World Trade Center, is turning a Manhattan street into a game of Monopoly. Sharif El-Gamal recently bought a five-story building adjacent to the controversial project for $8 million, city records show. With the purchase of 43 Park Place, he now controls three properties next to each other on the same block.” There’s more about the tenants and his finances. Devil’s advocate: Would anyone care if he were Christian? Jewish? An atheist? —DNAinfo

••• “For the past couple of months [Julian Rubinfien] and his friend Max Kern have been happily raising three plump hens—Flufferbutt, Vanilla and Sadie—on the rooftop of his family’s penthouse at 145 Nassau Street, near City Hall. But per a written agreement with the co-op board, they must find a new home for the animals by Memorial Day, when building residents begin using the roof terrace.” —Tribeca Trib

••• 100 Historic Photos of the Century-Old Woolworth Building.” —Curbed


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