In the News: World Trade Center Security Zone Upheld by Judge

•••”The city’s plan to impose a series of restrictions around the new World Trade Center was upheld Thursday by a Manhattan judge who dismissed a lawsuit by downtown residents who said the security was akin to the Berlin Wall.” Bet she doesn’t live nearby. —New York Daily News

••• Re: yesterday’s tweet about Daniel’s maître d John Winterman leaving to open a restaurant in Tribeca: Eater says Winterman said it was “as-yet-un-named.”

Antarctica 111113••• “Partners Michael DiBugnara, Joseph Primiano, and Rick Froio are working with Staten Island-based chef Mario Gentile on the opening of Adoro Lei at 287 Hudson Street in Soho, last home to the dive bar Antarctica. […] Reps describe the establishment as a ‘sophisticated yet casual Italian-American lounge, restaurant, and pizzeria.’ Gentile […] is currently chef and co-owner of Nove Italian Bistro in Eltingville, Staten Island.” —Grub Street

••• “Ice falling from 1 WTC temporarily shut down PATH train service to the World Trade Center.” —DNAinfo

••• Fitness guru Tracy Anderson does Grub Street‘s food diary. She name-checks a lot of local stuff, which is nice.

••• When I was a travel editor/”expert” (for real!), I had noticed that hotels’ Valentine’s Day packages—which are about publicity than actual bookings—were getting increasingly raunchy. But this is next-level stuff: According to the Daily Mail, the Tribeca Grand “is inviting guests to cover themselves in paint and make love on canvas. […] Its special package, priced at $675 for one night’s stay, ‘is so unique it instantly reawakens those ‘first date’ feelings and brings couples closer together as they express their love through art.'”