In the News: Inside Tribeca’s New Private Club

••• Le Coucou restaurant at the new 11 Howard hotel opens Monday. And at Chikarashi (Canal and Baxter), “the chef and an owner, Michael Jong Lim, offers hybrid Hawaiian poké with elements of Japanese chirashi (‘scattered sushi’), a touch of bibimbap from his native South Korea and even Chinese accents. Sichuan chile-sansho-salmon is one example.” —New York Times

••• “A woman was sitting at an open window of Mudville 9 when a group ran over and stole the phone.” —DNAinfo

••• “The Battery’s aggressive ticket vendors are fleeing the park following a recent crackdown by the NYPD—but they haven’t gone far, and now they’re plaguing the nearby ‘tourist corridor’ along Whitehall Street, according to local community leaders.” —Downtown Express

••• Designboom has lots of photos of the “all-day restaurant, bar and lounge” and the “private cinema and music room” at Spring Place, the private club for creatives inside Spring Studios on Varick.

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  1. Eric – It does make me ask if you going to be a member of Spring Place? Looking forward to inside scoops from there!