In the News: Table Service at McDonald’s

327-canal-courtesy-daytonian-in-manhattan••• Daytonian in Manhattan looks into the history of the little brick building at 327 Canal. (Photo courtesy Daytonian in Manhattan.)

28-30-greene-by-s-copy••• And a bit further north, the exquisite cast-iron building at 28-30 Greene. (Thanks to S. for the photo.) —Daytonian in Manhattan

••• “Brookfield Property Partners is shopping a 49-percent stake in Brookfield Place that could value the office and retail complex at $5 billion.” —Real Deal

••• I was under the impression that McDonald’s was getting rid of its touch-screen ordering, but that was only true about the make-your-own-burger program: “McDonald’s on Thursday announced changes that could reshape the diner’s experience, saying that it would expand its digital self-serve ordering stations and table service to all of its 14,000 American restaurants. The company said once people order at one of the stations—sleek, vertical touchscreens—they will get a digital location device and can take a seat. When their burgers and fries are ready, the technology will guide a server to the table to deliver the food with a big smile and a thank you.” (Don’t hold your breath!) The announcement was made at the restaurant on Chambers. —New York Times

••• “Ilka deLaat, a mother of two who lives in Battery Park City, is crowd-funding a new documentary project about the ways in which cannabis oil can improve—and in some cases, save—the lives of children with catastrophic medical problems.” —Broadsheet

••• 11 Hanover Greek has opened on Hanover Square: “Options include shrimp loukoumades, moussaka, and a large selection of grilled seafood.” —Eater