In the News: Grand Banks Is Taking Reservations

••• When it starts serving food on May 3, “Grand Banks will accept a limited number of reservations and offer new dishes like fried Montauk blowfish tails, and a pan roast of oysters, clams, and bacon with ramps.” This is great news, except that—as if so often the case on OpenTable these days—the reservations appear to be only for times before 6 p.m. and after 9 p.m. —Grub Street UPDATE: And this from the New York Times: “It has added a dining room, called the Pilot House, in the captain’s cabin.”

••• According to a T Magazine article on meditation, “Tribeca chef Marc Forgione, for example, has a Native American spiritual guide, and has brought in the Buddhist author and meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler to teach his staff how to meditate.”

••• In the print version of today’s New York Times, the photo caption in a profile of composer/conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen says that his friend Frank Gehry owns an apartment in 8 Spruce. The building is otherwise all rentals, so I guess Gehry got an apartment as part of his compensation? (The online version simply refers to “the New York apartment of Frank Gehry.”)

••• How WeWork and 110 Wall factor into the de Blasio corruption inquiry. I told you to vote for Christine Quinn. —New York Post

••• “Catherine McVay Hughes, who has chaired Downtown’s Community Board 1 since 2012, will not seek reelection for a third term this year.” —Downtown Express

••• “A woman eating at fast-casual soup chain Hale and Hearty [in FiDi] had $2,000 stolen from her bag, police said.” —DNAinfo

••• Jenifer Rajkumar announced that she “is running for the Assembly seat vacated by [Sheldon] Silver after his conviction, in November, on multiple federal corruption charges. This post remained empty for nearly five months, until a special election on April 19 installed Alice Cancel, an elected Democratic Party District Leader from the Lower East Side, in the seat. But she is slated only to serve out the remainder of Mr. Silver’s term, which ends in January, 2017. Long before that, however, Ms. Cancel will face another Democratic Party primary (in September of this year) and another general election (in November). This effectively means that the campaign to represent the 65th District in the New York State Assembly resumes immediately.” —Broadsheet


1 Comment

  1. I voted for de Blasio because he opposed the gutting of the 42nd Street Public Library building. Christine Quinn did not (favored it, as I recall) and represented – in my mind – the continuation of Bloomberg’s destructive alliance with real estate developers and privatization of public spaces. You were right, I was wrong. De Blasio’s giveaways and favors to developers are Bloomberg on steroids. I regret my vote.