In the News: Chipotle’s Salt Problem

old 474 Greenwich floor plan••• Manhattan Loft Guy wins the day with his caption for a berserk old floor plan at 474 Greenwich: “This is what can happen to a loft when you have a carpenter in the family and access to materials at a discount.”

••• “Less than six months after closing on a loft at 155 Franklin Street in Tribeca, Orlando Bloom has turned around and put the unit back on the market. The A-list actor”—wait, what?—”paid $4.75 million for the 2,452-square-foot space in September, and he’s hoping to make a small profit, having listed it for $5.495 million. […] Bloom probably realized that being Taylor Swift’s neighbor is not the best, unless, of course, you’re okay with dozens of photographers and rabid Taylor Swift fans stalking your front door.” —Curbed

••• Eater followed up on the news that Broome Street Bar isn’t closing: “Last summer, following the death of longtime owner Kenn Reisdorff at the age of 92, it was reported that the bar was sold to Jon Krasner, who runs the Harlow. Supposedly, Krasner planned to gut the space and reopen it as something more modern. That, however, was all untrue, says a manager at the bar. Reisdorff’s daughter Julie has taken over the bar and plans to keep it just as it is.”

Chipotle burrito••• The New York Times went deep—complete with infographics—into the nutritiousness of Chipotle’s menu. The calorie stuff isn’t news, but the salt! Zoinks! One example: “The fresh tomato salsa, for example, has just 20 calories, but it has 210 milligrams of sodium—more salt than a 1 oz. bag of Lay’s potato chips.” Then again, how else are you going to make wan, sad, off-season, Florida tomatoes appear to have flavor? (Props once again to Wichcraft for refusing to sell tomatoes except in high summer.) P.S. Is it just me, or does that burrito look like it’s bleeding?

••• “SmorgasBar’s outdoor food vendors and booze are heading back to the South Street Seaport this summer. […] This year’s participating eateries haven’t been announced yet, but according to SmorgasBar’s seasonal liquor license application, menu items will include burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, lobster rolls, rice bowls and macaroni and cheese. […] Vendors will set up in ‘something like little pods’ this summer, not trucks or stalls.” —DNAinfo

••• “Trinity Church, which is redeveloping its building at 74 Trinity Place (along with a smaller structure next door, at 68 Trinity Place), is inviting stakeholders (including local residents) to participate in a series of discussions about the vision for the new structure. […] The first meeting at which local residents are invited to share ideas and opinions will be held on February 28 at St. Paul’s Chapel (209 Broadway), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.” —Broadsheet


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  1. Has anybody ever been to what appears to be a little chapel at the top of 74 Trinity Place? Plus, the tower at the very top has a lovely gothic “Zuul” quality to it, I’ll actually be sad to see it go!