In the News: Tetsu Has Been Pushed Back Once Again

••• New York magazine‘s fall preview includes an article on Frenchette, coming to the former Cercle Rouge, but there isn’t any news except that Arcade Bakery will be supplying the bread. Also, the opening forecast is now October, which seems more likely than September.

••• That same fall preview also says Tetsu is now hoping to open in September.

••• “If you shop at Tribeca Hardware on Chambers Street, there’s a good chance you’ve been helped by a soft-spoken man named Zach Stoppert. Now 31, he began working summers there at age 12. Stoppert, it’s easy to see, has a dual life—as a bodybuilder. This summer he turned pro in his division, Men’s Physique, after placing second in a New Jersey competition. Below, Stoppert talks about the grueling work that goes into his elusive quest for the ever more perfect body.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Legislators, police, and the de Blasio Administration have all taken steps to crack down on the rash of unauthorized ticket sellers plaguing Lower Manhattan, but the seedy business continues to thrive [….] ‘The problem has gotten worse,’ said Jessica Lappin [of the Downtown Alliance]. ‘We’re at a point where we need a limit on the number of ticket sellers, or an outright ban.'” —Downtown Express



  1. I am a big fan of Chef Masa. Can someone explain to me why it has taken almost 6 years to open this resturant?

  2. I can’t believe this is not open. My husband and I love Bar Masa and was looking forward not to have to go to Columbus Circle.