In the News: Barbalu’s Dining Room Is Back

••• The main dining room at the Seaport’s Barbalu—as the Barbarini space became known after Sandy—has opened. —Eater

••• A 26-year-old schmuck punched a 67-year-old woman in the face during a subway argument. —Tribeca Trib‘s police blotter

••• “Battery Park City residents within a few hundred yards of Brookfield Place aren’t going to like what will happen on Saturday Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 22, but at least they will have been forewarned. On those two days between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., they can look forward to eight hours of jackhammering as the courtyard between Vesey Street and North Cove Marina is demolished.” —Downtown Post NYC

••• Ice keeps falling off of 1 World Trade Center and 7 World Trade Center. —New York Daily News

••• The building City Hall Restaurant is in, 131 Duane, sold for $18.5 million. “Six of the eight residential units in the building are rent stabilized, with an average rent of less than $700 per month for apartments that are over 2,000 square feet.” Those renters might want to watch out for falling pianos…. —Commercial Observer

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