In the News: Four-Story Rooftop Restaurant and Bar in the Works

••• Roc’s Porfirio Gutierrez said the driver of the car that crashed into the restaurant was around 20 years old and “he often sees the car parked nearby on Greenwich Street and believes the family lives across the street.” —Tribeca Trib

••• Plans were filed for a “four-story rooftop restaurant, bar, and lounge” on 100 Church (between Park Place and Barclay—it’s the building with Aroma at street level). The filing “calls for building three small but tall additional floors atop the 20-story building. The floors would add just around 19,000 square feet [and] its total height would rise from 217 feet to 260 feet. In addition to the three new stories—labeled ‘bar/lounge with outdoor seating’ on the Schedule A filing—offices, dining rooms, and mechanical space on the 20th floor would be turned into just a restaurant and mechanical space.” —New York YIMBY

••• New York Times critic Pete Wells, New York critic Adam Platt, and Eater critic Ryan Sutton all included Bâtard on their lists of 2014’s best new restaurants. Platt also mentioned Little Park, where I had a really good lunch a couple of weeks ago. Need to get back for dinner ASAP.

••• “Port Authority to Explore Selling Its Real Estate,” including the World Trade Center. —Wall Street Journal

••• No surprise here: Trinity Church has filed demolition permits for 68-74 Trinity Place. The plan is for a “residential and office tower” somewhere between 40 and 48 stories (hard to tell from the Commercial Observer‘s article).

••• A month and a half after WQXR came by, Meredith Monk had the New Yorker over to her Tribeca loft for a video visit.


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  1. Re Roc’s new drive-in facility – What exactly do you have to do to get a traffic ticket in a motor vehicle in NYC? Now it seems that as well as hitting pedestrians and others, possibly maiming or killing them, you can use your vehicle to drive into the side of a restaurant and ‘no summons issued’. Perhaps the restaurant was at fault? Unbelievable.