In the News: FiDi Could Be Getting a Movie Theater

28 LIberty rendering by SOM••• The New York Post reports that FiDi might be getting a movie theater at 28 Liberty (to go with the iPic opening someday at the South Street Seaport): “The contenders are is Mexico City-based Cinemex, which is launching its first US screens in Miami this year; Mark Cuban’s Landmark Theatres, which owns the Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street; and Plano, Texas-based Cinemark, the third-largest US chain with 4,457 screens in 40 states. It was understood that a movie theater at 28 Liberty would not be a standard cineplex, but a high-end facility offering plush seats and food options akin to iPic’s so-called ‘night out experience.’ […] The retail agent for 28 Liberty would say only, ‘We are in talks with prominent retailers, including a major food market, for parts of the space.'”

Bouley••• Congratulations to Bouley, which held on to its three stars in a new New York Times review. “For sure, the most dramatic dish in New York is the Malibu sea urchin in its spiky shell that looks like a medieval torture device. Inside is a layered composition of almond and soy milk; tofu; soy and vinegar; yuzu jelly and bursting orbs of salmon trout roe; creamy tongues of sea urchin under yuzu sorbet; and an olive-green spoonful of golden osetra caviar. Swooshed around it all is a puckering froth of green apple juice. Each bite is exciting in a different way.”

••• Daniel Rose’s restaurant at the 11 Howard Hotel (as the conversion at Howard and Lafayette is being called) will be named Le Coucou: “In French, the name refers to a cuckoo, the bird, or as Mr. Rose puts it, ‘sweetly crazy,’ though it can also mean ‘hello.'” The restaurant is due this spring. —New York Times

••• A report on the Tribeca Alliance’s first meeting. —Tribeca Trib

••• “The city has formed a panel to investigate the crane collapse that shook Worth St. in Tribeca earlier this month, with the aim of better regulating the massive machines.” My heart skipped a beat when I saw the big crane at 443 Greenwich today…. —Downtown Express

••• The statue of St. Paul will be returned to St. Paul’s Chapel this month after a restoration. “‘We feel that it is among the first, if not the first, carved wood sculptures that was done in this country,’ said Claudia Kavenagh, director of Building Conservation Associates, the firm contracted by Trinity Wall Street to oversee the work. ‘And certainly it is the first using European sculptures as the prototype.'” —Tribeca Trib

••• Uprise Art visits the Tribeca studio of artist Diana Delgado.


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  1. The major food market under discussion is likely to be Trader Joe’s as the developer had previously stated they had reached out to them. Whole Foods is working on a lease at One Wall Street. Uptown Market will be opening at 70 Pine. Market Lane is coming to the World Trade Center.