In the News: Bouley Bought a Building

17 Harrison••• David Bouley bought 17 Harrison for $12 million. Last month, it was announced that after closing sometime this fall, the Bouley flagship will reopen 18 months later on the second floor of 17 Harrison. At the time, the New York Times also reported that David Bouley “plans to move his other restaurants and projects—Brushstroke, Ichimura at Brushstroke, Bouley at Home, a wine bar, his test kitchen—into a single building elsewhere in Tribeca in early 2017.” Could that “single building” be 17 Harrison? If so, it will be interesting to see how that goes over on such a quiet side street. (Also, the future of Ichimura would seem unclear, given that chef Eiji Ichimura is opening his own place at 69 Leonard.) —Streeteasy

••• How real estate broker and reality TV personality Fredrik Eklund, who lives at 290 West, spends his Sundays. (“Life is so crazy, so I ask my husband how his week was and we catch up. Then hopefully, I get lucky.”) —New York Times

••• The New York Times also hangs out with author Terry McMillan, visiting Mulberry & Vine and Brookfield Place, which she says reminds her of London or Paris and gets rebuffed trying to pet the hair of a shop clerk at Vince.

••• Le Coucou sounds worth a visit. —Eater

••• There was a memorial for the cyclist killed at Chambers and West. —Tribeca Trib

Cyclist memorial at Chambers and West


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  1. in the times article about Terry McMilan, it’s funny that they refer to the artificial turf in battery park city as “manicured”.