In the News: El Vez Opening Forecast

••• El Vez, the Mexican restaurant coming to the Conrad building (via Philly), is saying it’ll open in March. —DNAinfo

••• A post on News Genius by Rap Genius Engineering Team announces the creation of “, a searchable database of nearly 60,000 NYT wedding announcements from 1981 through 2013. Plot n-gram frequency and visualize trends across 30+ years of yuppie nuptials. The New York Times’s wedding section is a perfect natural experiment designed to answer the question: What do the world’s most self-important people think is important?” Tribeca factors in, but I wonder what would happen if they filtered out “Tribeca Rooftop,” because a lot of weddings covered by the New York Times happen at the event space.

••• “If you wanted a Big Picture review of the overall Manhattan residential real estate market over a bunch of market cycles, you’d do well to play with The Miller’s latest 3 Cents Worth chart for Curbed (Manhattan Puts Best [Square] Foot Forward), in which he looks at Total Square Footage sold in Manhattan as a market measure going way back to 1989, delineating 8 different market periods. If you wanted a set of pictures from the vantage point of a single Tribeca loft in 5 of those periods, you’d be interested in the full history of the ‘1,895 sq ft’ Manhattan loft #2N at 90 Franklin Street (Franklin Tower), one of the 2000-era new developments that were sold in the Dot-Com Boom (in The Miller’s taxonomy of eras).” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• The city’s Economic Development Corporation is holding a public meeting about Seaport City, the plan to build a Battery Park City–like extension off the Seaport: “The meeting will be held next Monday at 6:30 p.m. at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St.” —The Lo-Down (via Curbed)

••• A long look at the possible future of the Seaport. —Downtown Express

••• A photo essay on the Seaport. Below: Paris Café. —Curbed

Paris Cafe by Nathan Kensinger courtesy Curbed


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