In the News: Smith & Mills Sister Restaurant Opens in Soho

••• “The Battery Park City Authority says it’s planning a major renovation of the aging public bathrooms in Robert F. Wagner Park, and currently estimates that the job could cost nearly $1 million.” —Downtown Express

••• “Many of the Downtown [school] advocates are worried the push to add pre-K space throughout the city will compete with the need to solve Lower Manhattan’s overcrowding problem.” —Downtown Express

••• Tribecan Camille Becerra is “the executive chef at Navy, an intimate Soho restaurant co-owned by Matt Abramcyk and Akiva Elstein (Smith & Mills), which officially opens its doors this Monday.” So I guess that’s what had been reported as Soho’s Smith & Mills, where Jan Claude used to be? In any event, T Magazine ran a list of stuff Becerra likes to cook with.

••• “Dr. James M. Lindgren, a history professor with the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, […] has written Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District, which will be available in March.” —Broadsheet


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