In the News: More on Langdon Florist’s Departure

••• Alex Baker is now the chef at Yves, where “she will reinforce the menu’s French approach,” says the New York Times. I’d say she already has.

••• Bryce Shuman, formerly of Betony, will cook a few pop-up dinners at the Spring Place co-working club next week. They appear to be open to the public, although this is a far cry from the full-service, open-to-the-public restaurant that Spring Studios promised the community board way back when. —New York Times

••• “The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has recruited Lili Chopra to join the organization as its new executive director for cultural programs, grants and services. She is slated to become part of an unusual dual-leadership team, in which she will share authority with Diego S. Segalini, currently LMCC’s interim executive director, who will fill the newly created position of executive director for finance and administration.” —Broadsheet

••• More on Langdon Florist’s move to Staten Island. —Chelsea Now