In the News: “Drab to Fab” Renovations

••• “Drab to fab” renovations in Tribeca and FiDi. —New York Post

••• Tribecan Val Ackerman, Big East Conference commissioner, tells the New York Times how she spends her Sundays. It’s always nice to see a subject mention neighborhood businesses.

••• “It was previously reported that chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his partner Phil Suarez would open a new 50,000-square-foot seafood market [in the Tin Building at the Seaport District]. Now, a representative for the pair tells Eater NY that the space will be more than just a seafood market: It will also be yet another food hall. […] According to the Seaport District official website, ‘the market will feature locally-sourced, organically grown products as well as authentic and accessible prepared foods and merchandise.’ At this time, there are very few details about the planned project, though previously the team has mentioned offerings such as chowders, a raw, bar, and sushi.”

••• The Howard Hughes Corp “reveals noise, safety & crowd control plans for 4,000-person concerts coming to Pier 17 rooftop.” The Tribeca Trib article has the full rundown, as well as this: “The rooftop restaurant and bar is expected to open on May 1 with the rest of the one-and-half acre public and performance space fully running on Aug. 1. So far, the only concert for the year is scheduled for August [….] (There also may be a July 4 concert.) The concert season extends from May to September.”