In the News: Brookfield Pavilion Opens Tomorrow

Le Restaurant at All Good Things 91313••• The New York Times awards Le Restaurant two stars, citing chef Ryan Tate’s aptitude with “uncommon ingredients and pure, focused flavors” (but dinging it for an awkward welcome).

••• “The long anticipated World Trade Center west concourse, an underground walkway linking the WTC site with Brookfield Place at Vesey Street, is slated to open Thursday at 11 a.m., the Port Authority announced Tuesday. The passageway will connect the WTC PATH station, which has an entrance at West Broadway and Vesey Street, with the new glass-enclosed Brookfield Place Pavilion across West Street, which is also opening for the first time Thursday.” —DNAinfo

••• The mega French restaurant/market at Brookfield Place will be called Le District. (Was L’Arrondissement taken?) Also: Menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna signed a lease for a shop in the mall. —Commercial Observer

••• The fries look pretty good at Imperial Coffee House, but you have to salt them yourself? Also: That tomato is embarrassing. —Downtown Lunch

••• The New York Times checks in with the Bridge Café; owner Adam Weprin “said he expected the reconstruction of the building—which will preserve the tin ceiling, original pillars, its battle-scarred oak bar—would be finished in time for, say, Valentine’s Day.” In 2014, one hopes!

••• “A man was stabbed four times with a pair of scissors as he walked through Battery Park City at 3:45 a.m. last week. […] The cuts were deep, but not life-threatening.” The accused stabber, who was homeless, was arrested but not indicted (?). —DNAinfo

••• Manhattan Loft Guy on a sale at 405 Greenwich: “$1,173/ft, for a condo loft in near-prime Tribeca with (at worst) a nice 2002 build-out. The Market sneered….”

••• “Leonardo DiCaprio popped into […] Merchants River House three times in the past week, grabbing an outdoor table along the Hudson River every time.” Huh. —People (via Eater)

••• An interview with photographer Billy Kidd on the occasion of his first solo show, at Masters & Pelavin. And now I’m going to have this song in my head all day. —The Cut

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