In the News: Update on the Capsouto Frères Rumor

••• Keith McNally told Eater—which presumably didn’t have to snail-mail a request—that he wasn’t looking at the Capsouto Frères space as rumored: “Not true at all! Haven’t been close to the building in 20 years!” Which jibes very nicely with what just came in from another source: “It was two people who worked for McNally”—presumably Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr, who left McNally’s operation in April—”but they are not doing it because the Capsoutos would only give them 10 years.”

••• “The city revealed this week its new concept for the West Thames Pedestrian Bridge. [It] will have a ‘light and airy feel,’ with a glass roof and stair-and-elevator access at each end [….] The bridge, designed jointly by engineers Weidlinger Associates and WXY Architecture + Urban Design, will have a double lenticular truss, meaning that it takes on the appearance of two, joined parabolic forms, one longer than the other.” —Tribeca Trib

••• The New York Post visits the Tribeca apartment of actor/singer Judy Kuhn and her screenwriter husband, David Schwab. There are only two photos; maybe the print edition has more? Why do a home story if you’re only going to run two photos? (I read the headline—”Worth a tribeca”—four times before I got the pun.)

••• Downtown Lunch reviews FiDi’s new Guac Star.

••• Wallets, phones, and motorcycles were stolen, according to the Tribeca Trib police blotter.

••• “Longtime Battery Park City resident and community leader Robin Forst has announced her candidacy for District Leader in the zone that covers southern Battery Park City, as well as parts of the Financial District, SoHo, and Little Italy (technically known as the 65th Assembly District, Part C).” —Broadsheet


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