In the News: Corn Dogs and Shrimp Poppers

••• Former gossip columnists George Rush and Joanna Molloy live in Tribeca (and have a new book out). —New York Times

••• Bill Telepan on what we can expect at Telepan Local, opening this fall on Greenwich: “A take on pan con tomate but Americanized with a grilled cheese. We make a sort of a cross between a hotdog and kielbasa that we may make into a pigs in a blanket or a corndog. And these little crispy thingies that are like potato chips, fried onions and fried pig skins sort of mixed together. We’re going to have a lot of vegetables—eight to ten offerings of vegetables—and some fun American things, like a take on a crab cake. We have a shrimp popper that’s take on a jalapeño popper. We get a lot of great chicken in, so we’re gonna do a whole breast in the oven and the rest will be used for fried chicken for brunch.” —Serious Eats

11 NMoore 101613••• The New York Post says that Leonardo DiCaprio was looking at the $40 million penthouse at 11 N. Moore (pictured at right), and that the building is already 75% sold out. Wouldn’t that indicate that prices were too low?

••• The Flywheel Sports bike studio coming to Greenwich should open in November. —Racked

••• Today: “South Street Seaport’s beloved Paris Cafe will reopen for the first time since Hurricane Sandy.” —Eater

••• “The Howard Hughes Corp. announced that it will break ground on a new 300,000-square-foot retail mall at Pier 17 [..] on Thursday.” —Crain’s

••• “The Freelancers Union is building an outpost in the Financial District [80 Maiden Lane] that will offer medical care and free yoga to members.  The 7,200-square-foot space […] is slated to open on Jan. 7.” —DNAinfo

••• NBA player Paul Pierce is renting at 90 Franklin. —Curbed



  1. Erik,

    I notice that Leonardo Di Caprio always seems to be looking for a place to stay in Tribeca…

    And somehow his never ending quest for Penthouse space is always well publicized? hmmmm ;)

  2. @Rohin: I know, right? Does he sell his name for $100K each time? Or do his PR folks float these to keep his name around when he has a movie coming out — like he does now?