In the News: Blue Ribbon Sushi Confirmed

••• Told you so: “Blue Ribbon Sushi has signed on as the latest quick-casual concept to hit Hudson Eats, a collection of chef-driven eateries at the revamped Brookfield Place.” —Commercial Observer

••• “The baby boom that has helped make Lower Manhattan one of the fastest growing residential neighborhoods in the United States for more than a decade continues unabated. There were 1,191 children born within the borders of Community Board 1 […] in 2012. This is almost a ten percent jump over the previous year, when 1087 children were born in Lower Manhattan.” —Broadsheet

••• “Orlando Bloom could be leaving his Tribeca apartment. We’re told the newly single actor was heard discussing plans to move out while hanging with pals.” (Update: See JulieW’s comment about why Bloom is moving.) —New York Post

••• “BKSK Architects’ plan to perch a glass and steel elevator and stair bulkhead atop the 200-year-old building at 40 Peck Slip in the Seaport District won approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.” —Curbed

••• Watch out for falling ice! “The problem, already growing, was quite likely to intensify as cities with limited places to expand keep rising vertically. Newer buildings tend to use glass that keeps heat inside but keeps the outside cooler.” —New York Times

••• “David Waltuck, the chef and owner of dearly departed Tribeca trailblazer Chanterelle, is planning to open a new restaurant called élan in the old Veritas space later this year. George Stinson, the former GM of Chanterelle, is a partner in this new project, and he will be running the dining room as well.” —Eater

••• A New York Times Q&A with Samvir Sidhu of Megalith Capital includes this about 6 Cortlandt Alley: “We are taking an existing 30,000-square-foot warehouse and we’re converting it into full-floor loft-style apartments, approximately five. The floor plates are 3,750 gross square feet, so they are going to be big, big units. The first half of this year we expect to start construction with about 2016 delivery. We expect to be offering something that’s more attractive to young families who are looking to have three or four bedrooms but can’t afford to be in Midtown Manhattan. The market is in the $1,750- to $2,500-per-square-foot range, and we expect to fall within that.” Ballsy for east of Broadway!

••• Le Restaurant is now open Tuesdays. —Grub Street

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  1. orlando bloom is moving because he’s been living in the PH on Franklin owned by Peter Jackson..which is now in contract.

  2. who cares about orlando bloom, BPC may finally have a good sushi place.