In the News: Hungry Ghost Says It’s Opening a Café Here

••• “This month Murat Uyaroglu opened the fifth location of his coffee-bar-and-café chain, Hungry Ghost, on the ground floor of a high-rise apartment building at 80 Dekalb Ave. Set across the street from the LIU Brooklyn campus in Fort Greene, it’s the fourth Hungry Ghost within about a one-mile stretch. (The fifth shop is inside NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Manhattan.) By June, Uyaroglu plans to open two more shops in Brooklyn and another in Tribeca. But you can’t convince him he’s expanding too fast.” Anyone know where? (Photo courtesy Hungry Ghost.) —The Bridge

••• “At the January 23 monthly meeting of Community Board 1, Jerry Nadler, who represents Lower Manhattan in the United States House of Representatives, briefed local residents on national issues, including immigration reform, budget priorities, and the recent federal government shutdown.” —Broadsheet

••• The argument against the proposed changes to the landmarked privately owned public plaza at 140 Broadway. —The Cultural Landscape Foundation

••• “A deal to rescue downtown’s long-vacant, black-sheep landmark [23 Wall] from absentee Asian ownership has stalled more than 18 months since it was signed—and it’s unclear when, if ever, it will be completed.” —New York Post

••• The New York Post got the rundown on a Goop Health event from Tribecan Heather McDowell, owner of Tickle Water. “McDowell admits the cost [$4,500] of her Weekender pass was not cheap, but it included a Tumi suitcase, spa treatments, car service, meals and a two-night stay at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, even though she lives in nearby Tribeca. ‘The best part was, I met 40 other fabulous women in the health and wellness world. That made the weekend worth it for me,’ she says. ‘Oh, and the swag they gave the VIP Weekenders was crazy. My nanny is going to be in heaven!'”


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  1. I much preferred this Goop report. I am, alas, increasingly out of step with Tribeca.