In the News: Vongerichten Undecided

••• Eater got a rep from Jean-Georges Vongerichten to respond to the word that he’s opening a two-level restaurant in Brookfield Place, along Vesey: “Jean-Georges has been approached but nothing has been decided yet.”

••• “Gourmet grilled cheese mini-chain Melt Shop is slated to open its fourth location at 111 Fulton St. in early May.” That’s a lot of Melt Shops at one address! —DNAinfo

••• The Broadsheet has a recap of the Hudson River Park air rights issue.

••• 396 Broadway (southeast corner of Walker), which was once going to be converted to residential, was sold. No word on the plans of the new owner, Atit Jariwala, “an executive of Bridgeton Holdings.” —Commercial Observer

••• The New York Times profiles Nikolai Fedak of New York YIMBY; he lives in 1 West and his business partner, Dan George, lives on Franklin Street. “There’s a lot of hatred of development out there. But generally it comes from selfish people who don’t want to lose their views.”

••• A New York Times roundup about galleries in the city includes two in Tribeca (Apexart and Postmasters), as well as Kate Werble, which the paper says is in Tribeca but it’s way up on Vandam. Update: It was corrected.

••• Fire at FiDi Burger King. —DNAinfo

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  1. Would be great if J-G opened a place down here!