In the News: Is Bouley Closing Soon?

••• A headline on Eater says the restaurant Bouley will close in late June, but then the post itself sounds less sure: “David Bouley may finally be getting ready to close [Bouley] by early summer. A reservationist confirms that the French fine dining restaurant is taking reservations through June.” If reservations are being take only through June, that could be meaningful (and summer is probably a good season to miss out on), but in an of itself, it’s not exactly definitive. (The plan is to open a much smaller version of Bouley, with 25 or so seats, on the second floor of 17 Harrison, but no progress appears to be getting made on that front.) Also of note: “Up next, the chef will be opening B at Home, a wine bar with food in the Flatiron District at 31 East 21st Street, next door to where he recently relocated his test kitchen.”

••• Members of Community Board 1 are upset “over a plan by the Battery Park City Authority to demolish a cherished pavilion in Wagner Park and replace it with a larger, more modern building as part of its storm-resiliency plan for the neighborhood.” Cherished? That building?! —Downtown Express

••• “The City’s Department of Transportation plans to reverse the flow of traffic on multiple streets in the Financial District in order to ease pedestrian and vehicular logjams expected to result from a new construction project [at 45] Broad Street, within the New York Stock Exchange security zone. […] The DOT plan also envisions creating a rare diagonal pedestrian crosswalk at the trapezoidal intersection of Beaver and Broad Streets.” —Broadsheet

••• “Dozens of evening commuters waiting to ride the NYC Ferry were stranded on the dock for an hour at the height of the evening rush after ‘unexpectedly high’ ridership on its first day meant there wasn’t enough room for them on the 5:30 p.m. boat home.” —DNAinfo

••• “An NYPD drill that sent officers clambering atop the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning sparked confusion from onlookers who took to social media.” If you see something, tweet something, right?. —DNAinfo



  1. While Eater has great content regarding Bouley – why not wait until the Bouley Team releases a press release on it’s closing of the Flagship in TriBeCa. Confirm the name ‘B at Home’ as well as the actual concept of their new test kitchen. It will give your site more credibility.