In the News: Nili Lotan’s New Showroom

••• “Nili Lotan will open a showroom and office at 142 Duane St. in Tribeca, in the […] ground, mezzanine and lower levels.” You’ll recall that the James Cohan gallery is moving into her current showroom on Walker. Presumably, the store on Duane is staying where it is. —New York Post

••• A trend piece claiming that “New Yorkers are going to extremes for the perfect picnic” includes “Personal Attention, a Tribeca-based concierge service owned by two picnic-obsessed former Parisians [that] charges anywhere from $150 to $1,500 to set up a picture-perfect spread at public parks.” (The company’s website says it’s based on Wall Street.) —New York Post

••• “Former music executive Robert [‘Don Pooh’] Cummins is set to open Brooklyn Chop House [in the former Denny’s] in FiDi this September, but for the month of August, the restaurant is popping up poolside at the Capri Hotel at 281 County Rd. 39a in Southampton.” —Eater

••• Curbed says that “Tribeca’s Kohn Pedersen Fox–designed condo building, 111 Murray, has now wrapped construction and is ready to welcome its first set of residents.” (Such as Michael Cohen!) The press release I received said that the building has “arrived” and that “closings have commenced,” but there was nothing about construction actually being finished. So I asked the PR rep this: “Can you tell me when the hoist is coming down? And when the plywood fence around the base will be removed? And is work starting immediately on the plaza to the east (and if so, when can we expect it to be done)?” (UPDATE: They said they didn’t have that information at this time.) Also, compare this rendering to reality…. UPDATE 8/10: The rep says that’s a photograph, not a rendering. When I’m back in town, I’m going to see if I can replicate it.

 

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