In the News: El Vez Burrito Bar

El Vez••• A New York Times blurb on El Vez confirms that the restaurant is opening Friday and that it’ll have “a burrito bar with its own kitchen” (presumably for takeout). As you can see from the photo above, the restaurant is going to be subtle.

••• Why did the Tribeca Film Festival hold its annual Chanel marketing event in Soho, instead of at the Odeon as in years past? “Sometimes you’re venue challenged,” festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal told the New York Times. “As long as you have the spirit and soul of Tribeca, then you can go anywhere.”

••• Related: The Tribeca New Music Festival is in Chelsea. —New York Times

••• “Questions have circulated among Battery Park City residents for several weeks about the scope of the liquor license being sought by the operators of Pier A, what activities this license would permit, and during what hours. […] In particular, several residents have voiced concern that HPH, the operators of Pier A, are applying for a “cabaret license,” and are worried that this would enable the facility to become a nightclub, with outdoor live music or a DJ pumping amplified sound into a residential area late into the night.” The Broadsheet says not to worry.

••• “A brief film at the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum will seek to explain to visitors the historical roots of the attacks. […] Over the last few weeks suddenly become a flash point in what has long been one of the most highly charged issues at the museum: how it should talk about Islam and Muslims.” —New York Times

••• “Financial District man was beaten by 12 people and had his wallet stolen on a 1 train in Lower Manhattan last weekend.” It happened between Christopher and Franklin. —DNAinfo

••• “In a shift, W.T.C. residents like what they hear on security [….] Residents right near the site could take taxis through the World Trade Center to get home. ‘Traffic within the campus will be restricted, but people who have business within the campus will be permitted in and those people enrolled in [the Trusted Access Program], will be permitted in,’ said Lieutenant Tom Ferramosca.” —Downtown Express

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