In the News: The Return of the W Train

••• “The W train will be returning Monday, November 7, running from Astoria to Whitehall in Lower Manhattan.” —NY1

••• Eater and The New Yorker loved Le Coucou, the fancy new French restaurant at the 11 Howard hotel; New York wasn’t so sure. I can’t wait to see what Pete Wells of the New York Times thinks.

••• Starting Sept. 30, Bâtard will serve a prix-fixe lunch on Fridays. Here’s the menu; the English Pie is pictured on the home page (and here). —Eater