In the News: Opening Date for Deluxe Movie Theater

Fulton Market Building iPic rendering courtesy Howard Hughes Corp••• The iPic cinema at the Seaport District opens Oct. 7. “iPic’s eight auditoriums, containing about 500 seats, will offer […] plush reclining chairs and ‘ninja’-clad waitresses who will silently bring premium food and drink to film lovers as they watch the screen.” Here’s hoping iPic programs something besides superhero movies, sequels, and sequels to superhero movies. Also: “By next summer, Hughes Corp.’s all-new Pier 17 across the street, which recently topped out, will open with restaurants from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and David Chang, among others.”—New York Post

••• Added after the Eataly post went up this am: The store/restaurant opens at noon on Thursday, Aug. 11. —Grub Street

••• Football player Tom Brady and model Gisele Bündchen are reportedly buying a five-bedroom apartment at 70 Vestry for $20 million. —New York Post

••• Sportscaster Marv Albert bought a $10 million apartment at 5 Franklin Place. —Real Deal

••• Casa Cruz, a pop-up restaurant at Spring Studios, has extended its run. Wouldn’t July/August be exactly when the kind of people who want to go to an invitation-only restaurant aren’t even in the city? —Architectural Digest

••• Café Grumpy is is opening on Stone Street. —FiDi Fan Page

••• Here’s the New York Times article on St. Paul’s Chapel that goes with the slideshow I mentioned yesterday. “By the time the current renovation is finished—for St. Paul’s 250th anniversary on Oct. 30—the pink and blue sanctuary, which looks like a candied Colonial confection, will have been muted to a creamier tone.” And: “Next year, St. Paul’s will swap out its 1964 Schlicker organ for a 1989 Noack organ from the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The new (used) organ will be housed—as the Schlicker has been—behind an elegant mahogany case that dates to the early 19th century.”


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  1. Suppose its far better than “Bodies: The Exhibit” but I’m rather skeptical about this movie theater in the old fish market. Was always hoping theyd do a sort of Chelsea market thing there, but instead we have… smorgasburg.