In the News: Stylish Seaport Restaurant Opens Friday

••• “Recreation is a new bar from nightlife hitmaker Jon Neidich, whose Happiest Hour and Tijuana Picnic are popular party spots in the city. It’s set to open in the upcoming Moxy NYC Downtown hotel, located at 26 Ann Street, in September. As with Neidich’s Slowly Shirley, a 1940s-themed basement bar, Recreation has a very deliberate throwback concept. The 5,000-square-foot space is meant to look and feel like a 1980s house party, equipped with skee-ball and an arcade machine with classics like Ms. Pacman, Centipede, and Donkey Kong. There’s also Twister, with a twist: Instead of a mat, the colored dots for this truly nonsensical but enduring game are painted on the floor. The bar even has a basketball half-court. […] Recreation will be open during the day, operating as a co-working space with coffee and then becoming a drinking den at night.” —Eater

••• “An Italian restaurant in Sheraton Tribeca has been temporarily closed by the Department of Health.” —New York Trib

••• “Construction Contractor Fined $10,000 for Causing Death of Worker on Maiden Lane.” —Broadsheet

••• A review of Gilligan’s at the Soho Grand. —The New Yorker

••• Bellini restaurant at the Mr. C Seaport hotel (formerly the Best Western) opens Friday: “Though the Italian fare is described as rustic, there’s nothing rustic about the refined dining room, pristine napery included [….] The restaurant is the work of Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, the sons of Giuseppe Cipriani and members of the fourth generation of the family in the business. While the menu touches on Venice (tagliolini with scampi), it casts a wider net with dishes, especially pastas like cacio e pepe, from various regions.” It looks gorgeous. —New York Times