In the News: Hope for Film-Shoot Relief?

Odeon film shoot 121912••• “The lingering question of who will replace Cynthia Lopez as New York City’s new film czar has an answer at last in Julie Menin, coming to the post directly from her current job as commissioner of the city’s department of consumer affairs.” Menin was once the head of CB1; maybe she’ll shape up the city’s film department. We want more clarity about who is filming where and when, and exactly what it’ll entail. —Variety

••• “Floyd Cardoz, most recently at White Street [and before that North End Grill] but best known for having been the chef at Tabla, will open a modern Indian restaurant in summer [called Paowalla] in the space that was Mezzogiorno [195 Spring (at Sullivan)].” —New York Times

••• Re: Sheldon Silver’s former seat: “Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a proclamation setting Tues., April 19, as the date for a special election for the 59th, 62nd and 65th Assembly Districts, as well as the 9th Senate District. The date […] coincides with the presidential primary election in New York State.” —Downtown Express

••• Something about how much the security guards are paid at the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School. —Broadsheet