In the News: Exciting New Chef at Racines

••• Racines NY has a new chef: Diego Moya, who recently had his own place, Hemlock, on the Lower East Side. I loved Hemlock! This is very exciting news for Tribeca. The cooking at Hemlock was more vegetable-forward than it’ll be at Racines, but I have no doubt it’ll be just as delicious. (Here’s hoping he bakes his own bread again.) The restaurant is closed for a new days while Moya gets things into gear; it reopens Monday, January 7. —New York Times

••• A nice story about how Richard Colon, who works the front desk at Church Street Boxing, lost a lot of weight. —New York Post

••• “On December 19, at around 9:30 p.m., a distraught young woman climbed onto the wall near the Battery Park City ferry terminal, apparently ready to jump into the icy water. NY Waterway crewmembers and two ticket agents helped thwart the potential tragedy.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “After years of delays, the ‘eco park’ at Pier 35 is finally here.” That’s just northeast of the Manhattan Bridge. “On Wed., Dec. 19, the city’s Economic Development Corporation formally opened parts of the park, which will include 28,000 square feet of public open space. […] In the spring, a canopy with ‘porch swings’ at the Lower East Side pier’s edge will open, and vines will be added to a wall separating the eco park from its abutting neighbor, Pier 36, which the Department of Sanitation uses as a garage for its trucks.” —The Villager

••• The Bogardus Mansion building at 75 Murray is back on the market, this time for $21 million. —Curbed


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  1. Loved Hemlock, too. The chef deserves a venue as welcoming as Racines and Racines deserves a chef as wonderful as Moya. Good news all around!