In the News: Progress at El Vez

courtesy El Vez••• Grub Street notices that El Vez, the Philadelphimexican restaurant coming to the Conrad New York building, is hiring a chef, and deduces that it must be opening soon.

••• The New York Times profiles hard-working model Karolina Kurkova, who “keeps an apartment in Tribeca.” Next time someone asks where I live, you know what I’m going to say. Related: Do the Kurkova!

••• “A source familiar with the World Trade Center development hears that [Antony Bourdain’s street-food] market will be going into 3 World Trade Center.”—Eater

••• Stuff stolen. —DNAinfo police blotter

••• The NYPD is looking for this guy, who allegedly stole a wallet from a subway rider’s purse at the Brooklyn Bridge station. —DNAinfo

••• Jai-Pur gets the Tribeca lowdown from designer Anna Coroneo (with a few photos of her apartment).

••• Renderings of the could-be-worse hotel under construction at 24 John. —Curbed

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