Seen & Heard: A Peek Inside the W. Broadway Brasserie

••• I was walking by 241 W. Broadway, where Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson are opening an all-day brasserie in the former Cercle Rouge space, when I noticed that the papering of the windows was not blogger-proof.

••• The free movies at the Roxy Hotel have become very interesting and current. Last night, A Man Called Ove; tomorrow, The Handmaiden, which a lot of critics considered among the year’s best films (and is still playing at the Landmark Sunshine). I have never found a way to learn in advance what’s showing, besides keeping an eye on the marquee, which doesn’t give you much notice.

••• Atera chef Ronny Emborg is cooking at several Iberostar resorts in the Caribbean over the next six months.

••• Restaurant Ato, at 28 Grand, is serving an omakase preview dinner on New Year’s Eve, for an undisclosed price. From Real Estate Weekly: “Together Ato’s owners, executive chef William Shen and manager Katar Varivarn, have spent nearly 25 years in the hospitality industry. Shen is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and has worked in such renowned restaurants as Jean-Georges, Morimoto, Masa, and Midtown luxury hotel Langham Place. Varivarn has worked at Coi at the Bryant Park Hotel, Jean-Georges, the Gramercy Park Hotel under Danny Meyer, and as a manager at the Langham Place Hotel.”

••• James discovered a few more Tribeca buildings on Daytonian in Manhattan, which I’m in the process of adding to the database on this site. One of them is the Ghostbusters firehouse at 14 N. Moore. As recently discussed, it was cut in half when Varick was widened; here’s a “before” shot, provenance unknown.


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  1. The Roxy has a mailing list of the available movies they show which you can get by writing them.