In the News: Fowler & Wells Opens This Week

fowler-and-wells-by-hensflo••• Tom Colicchio talks to Bloomberg about Fowler & Wells, his restaurant opening this Thursday at the Beekman hotel. (This next part is the writer, not Colicchio.) “The menu is small, with eight appetizers and seven entrees. As a starter, there’s savory leek and fennel soufflé with shellfish ragout and hamachi with sea urchin and osetra caviar ($27 and $29, respectively); on the entrée menu, there’s diver scallops with black truffle vinaigrette and beef cheeks with braised potatoes and porcinis ($37 and $43, respectively).” (Photo by @hensflo.)

••• “Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon are two of the three founders and artistic directors of Bang on a Can, the genre-bending musical collective that will turn 30 next year. They’re also a married couple who raised two children in their Tribeca loft, a former Romanoff Caviar factory.” Here’s how they spend a typical Sunday. —New York Times

••• Community Board 1 passed a resolution opposing the Battery Park City Authority’s possible redesign of South End Avenue, as have six condo buildings. —Broadsheet

••• “City Hall’s hiring frenzy is bursting its office space at the seams and driving agencies to larger new digs in more modern buildings. The city could eat up ‘more than a million square feet downtown between what’s already committed and what they’re looking at,’ said a brokerage source who did not wish to be identified. The source noted that, because the city relocations would also leave considerable space behind, ‘the net increase would be less—perhaps 250,000 square feet.'” —New York Post

••• “The City Planning Commission on Monday approved Hudson River Park Trust’s plan to sell $100 million worth of air rights to developers who want to build a mixed-use project across the street from Pier 40. The square footage will help boost the size of a proposed complex by Westbrook Partners and Atlas Capital Group. The plan now goes to the City Council, its final regulatory hurdle, which will make a decision in the coming weeks.” —Crain’s