In the News: South West NY Restaurant to Become Pub

••• “South West New York, Battery Park City’s long-established eatery at South End Avenue and Albany Street, is taking on a new, livelier—and sudsier—identity. Owner Merchant Hospitality, Inc., has announced that it will be closing its Mexican-style restaurant at the end of this month and in March reopen it as a beer hall and restaurant called Treadwell Park. South West has been in business in Battery Park City since 1999. Merchant Hospitality’s current Treadwell Park (slogan: “Undying passion for outstanding beer”) has been a popular Upper East Side destination since it opened a little more than a year ago.” (I borrowed the photo from Treadwell Park’s Instagram, which didn’t identify the dish. The menu didn’t help.) —Tribeca Trib

••• The Battery Park City Authority has a new CFO. —Broadsheet

••• The New Yorker reviews Paul’s Casablanca nightclub, where Sway was. Factcheck: Paul Sevigny’s bar in the Roxy Hotel has been Paul’s Cocktail Bar since last fall. (It had been Paul’s Baby Grand, presumably until the Baby Grand karaoke bar on Lafayette objected.)

••• “A penthouse asking $50 million at the under-construction Manhattan condominium 70 Vestry is in contract, according to Related Companies, the developer. [But Related] declined to specify the sales price or identify the buyer.” —Wall Street Journal

••• Pix of the duplex penthouse on the 78th floor of 30 Park Place. —Curbed

••• Daytonian in Manhattan digs into the history of 143-147 Franklin, formerly the home of Urban Archaeology.