In the News: Grand Banks Opens in Early May with a New Chef

••• Timelapse video of the view from the 85th floor of 1 World Trade Center. —Curbed

••• When Grand Banks reopens at Pier 25 in early May, the chef will be Kerry Heffernan, who was the opening chef at Eleven Madison Park and who is at home on the water. “An avid outdoorsman and seafood expert, Kerry has won several charity fishing tournaments, including the Manhattan Cup and the Montauk Redbone,” says his bio. —New York Times

••• “Añejo owner/Top Cheftestapant and general celeb chef Angelo Sosa is under fire some troublesome cookbook dealings. A lawsuit filed this week in New York accuses the chef and his collaborator, radio personality Angie Martinez, of cheating their cookbook co-author Shirley Fan out of credit and payment for her work on Healthy Latin Eating.” —Eater

••• The Best Western on Peck Slip in the Seaport isn’t going to become the Jade Hotel, after all. Instead, “Beverly Hills boutique hotel Mr. C, operated by brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani—fourth generation Cipriani restaurateurs—is slated to open its newest location at 33 Peck Slip.” Mr. C! “The hotel will feature two bars, as well as an upscale, sit-down restaurant that features ‘Cipriani Classics’ according to the menu.” —DNAinfo

••• Industry Kitchen opens Wednesday under the F.D.R. Drive (and with a wood-burning oven). —New York Times

courtesy Industry Kitchen