In the News: Amazon “4-Star” Store Opening in Soho

••• Steven Alan is renting out pop-up space in its stores. —WWD

••• Eater on Manhatta: “The sky-high French restaurant is a gift for its stunning views and accessible price point, though the food is less memorable.” French? Anyway, I disagree. There may not be a ton of creative fireworks, but the food is delicious.

••• “On Thursday, [Amazon] will open an ‘Amazon 4-Star’ store in New York, where all the items it sells are rated 4 stars and above, are a top seller, or are new and trending on Amazon. It’s effectively a real-world introduction to Amazon’s best products, in other words. The store will be located in Soho, on Spring Street between Crosby and Lafayette.” Still no confirmation of the rumor that Amazon is opening a store at Brookfield Place. —TechCrunch

••• One of the photos of actor/director Bradley Cooper accompanying a New York Times profile was shot on a rooftop in northwest Tribeca. Whether it was at his apartment isn’t specified, but…. (The text is tiresome but the movie he’s promoting, A Star Is Born, looks fantastic.)

••• “Ben McKenzie and his wife Morena Baccarin—who star together on the Fox series ‘Gotham’—have listed their apartment at 2 River Terrace in Battery Park City.” —New York Post

••• Cadillac is leaving Hudson Square to return to Detroit; the $1,000,000 grant it won in February from New York State to renovate the headquarters at 300 Hudson was never disbursed. —New York Post

••• “The original tenant of this Tribeca building [397 Washington] was Sherwin-Williams, providing paint to the U.S. Navy among its other clients.” —Daytonian in Manhattan