In the News: The Rise of the Meat and Three

Tommie Hotel••• A Wall Street Journal trend piece on the rise of the meat and three includes Harold’s Meat and Three, “opening this summer in New York” at the Tommie Hotel at Hudson, Canal, and Renwick. “An expansive multiple-choice menu will feature chef-inflected creations like ‘country club’ potatoes cooked with cream and cheese, and a twice-baked avocado. The salad bar will be double-decker and 18 feet long. ‘I want people to really be able to curate their own experience,’ said the chef, Harold Moore.” I want people to really stop using the word curate.

••• The “residential conversion of the former New York Stock Exchange office building at 20 Broad Street […] will feature 521 luxury rental apartments as well as 90,000 square feet of retail space spread across five levels of the property.” At what point is there officially a glut of retail space in FiDi? (Luis, that was a rhetorical question.) “Around 200 of the units will be studio apartments, and the rest will be one-to-three bedroom units.” Luxury, eh? —Real Deal

••• A profile of Daniel Rose, the American chef who wowed Paris and is now opening a restaurant, Le Coucou, in the hotel at Howard and Lafayette. —New York Times

••• Q&A with artist Alexis Rockman, who has a studio in Tribeca. His current show at Salon 94—of works like the one below—looks amazing. “A Natural History of New York City, an exhibition of 75 works on paper by Alexis Rockman that adapts an unconventional, ancient technique of depicting images of flora and fauna, while referencing the straightforward approach of a naturalist’s field guide. Created with organic matter such as fossils, soil, sand and detritus gathered on streets, parks, construction sites and beaches, the artist’s field drawings depict and explore the history of life in New York City and its astonishing biodiversity. The time line spans from the ecology of the fossil record, the Carboniferous period (360 million years ago), pre-Columbian, Europeans arrival, and the plants, animals, insects, and birds that make their living here now.” —New York Times

Snowy_Owl by Alexis Rockman



  1. Ha! I’m wondering myself Erik, but we have to remember that FiDi has almost 300,000 office workers, 14,000,000 tourists last year and that number will climb dramatically as the Seaport, WTC and other attractions continue to open. It has an affluent and growing residential base, growing numbers of hotel rooms and more that 50,000 students in Higher Education. That’s a lot of potential shoppers. There may indeed be room for all of this, but we shall see. It makes perfect sense to put retail at the bottom of these buildings as these are the least desirable for apartments.

  2. I’m with you on the word “curate”.

  3. Rhetorical, Luis, rhetorical…