In the News: More on Tribeca’s Two Hands Restaurant

••• The Two Hands guys talk to Grub Street about their restaurant shooting for an October opening in the former Burro Borracho space on Church: “The restaurant will seat 50 people, and at night the espresso bar will transform into a cocktail bar, and there’ll be a chef’s table with views of the kitchen. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are all vegetable-forward, but not strictly vegetarian.” And then there’s this: “So why, of all places, did Russell and Roberts settle on a commercial, industrial stretch of Church Street? ‘West Broadway is full of all these amazing restaurants, and Church is just empty,’ Russell says. ‘I was thinking to myself, Why aren’t there any options up here? I feel like west of West Broadway has really blown up, but come south of Canal and Church, it’s a little bit dire.'” That’ll be news to Saluggi’s, Macao Trading Co., Church Street Tavern, Souths, Añejo, Petrarca, Shigure, Baked, Bell Reve, B Flat…. (Above: The Mott Street location.)

••• “There are not many true lofts in Tribeca around 1,000 sq ft. There are not many true lofts (in Tribeca or elsewhere) with ceilings just over 8 feet ‘tall.’ There are more than a few Tribeca lofts in buildings that lack elevators. And there are a great many Tribeca condo lofts that sell near $2,000/ft, though probably not too many in no-frills buildings, and none that I am aware of with the combination of small size, low ceilings, and walk-up status of the ‘1,002 sq ft’ Manhattan loft #2B at 355 Greenwich Street, which sold for $1.988mm at the end of June.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “Two parachutists who leapt from One World Trade Center in 2013 were each sentenced on Monday to hundreds of hours of community service, avoiding jail time for the high-profile stunt.” —Wall Street Journal

••• New York Dolls is being sued by its fully clothed employees for back wages for “skimping on wages.” —DNAinfo

••• Vornado “may convert 20 Broad St. into residential but before it can do so it would need to buy the 27-story tower.” —Crain’s