In the News: Mighty Quinn’s Joins the Brookfield Food Court

••• The New York Times recaps the Arne Svenson brouhaha, while the New Yorker not only spoke to Svenson about the project, it got to watch as he photographed his neighbors: “At 1:44 p.m., the mother ducked behind the curtain and leaned against the window. ‘Now, this is either hide-and-seek or it’s like Mom is going to have a breakdown,’ Svenson said. ‘Or she’s crying.’ He liked the ambiguity. Click.” (Hey, the New Yorker mentioned Tribeca Citizen!)

••• The New York Post tried to photograph Svenson from a neighbor’s window. (Um, just read this?) Of more interesting note: Svenson has offered to give prints to the subjects (I’m jealous!), and “Martha and Matthew Foster are demanding Svenson give up his negatives and stop selling the shots, according to [a] lawsuit. The couple found the photos of their two children, a 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl, in a blog item about the exhibit earlier this month.”

••• East Village barbecue joint Mighty Quinn’s is joining in the Brookfield Place food court. So Goldman brings in Shake Shack and Blue Smoke, and Brookfield counters with Umami Burger and Mighty Quinn’s? MEAT WAR. —Eater

••• “The $3.74 billion World Trade Center PATH terminal—a Santiago Calatrava-designed centerpiece known as the Oculus—will be rented out for such events as charity fundraisers, art shows and, yes, maybe even weddings.” Why not? You can get Firehouse Subs to cater it. —New York Post

••• “According to The Real Deal, Firehouse Subs has already identified sites where they want franchisees to open up shop, including 25 in Manhattan. The plan especially targets Downtown Manhattan—including the coming retail mall at the World Trade Center.” —Eater

••• The New York Observer spends a day with real estate broker Ryan Serhant, who is based on Reade and who is on “Million Dollar Listing.”

••• “Did 11 Lispenard Street loft (Tribeca) sell because close to Soho?” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “Ben Shaoul’s Magnum Real Estate Group has sold a [brand new] high-end rental property [at 254 Front Street] in the Financial District to Queens-based construction and management firm Werber Management for $25 million.” —The Real Deal


1 Comment

  1. Great news about Mighty Quinn’s. Blue Smoke has decent bbq, but MQ’s is the best I’ve ever had in NYC. Their brisket is on another plane. I hope people use this food court thing as much as Brookfield expects, and that the good vendors remain down here. Guess I’m just a little skeptical after 20+ years of WFC mediocrity.

    I am happy about the news that they will try and rent the PATH station for events. I suppose that means that they expect the finished building to be quite beautiful. I have a direct view of the station from my apartment, and there is certainly no evidence of that beauty yet,