In the News: City Winery expands to Grand Central

Tribecan Michael Dorf just opened a new City Winery in Grand Central Terminal — Eater says the huge space includes a full-service restaurant, two tasting counters, and a grab-and-go spot inside Vanderbilt Hall, previously home to the terminal’s Great Northern Food Hall. The restaurant and bar are now open, with plans to open an upscale farm-to-table restaurant, called Cornelius, this month.”

I’m not exactly sure what Pete Wells at The Times was trying to say about the Tin Building — the first half of his review is about the fact that it doesn’t smell, and of course the former Tin Building did — so you will have to read it yourself to tease out the takeaways. But here’s one: “I will never, ever go to the Tin Building to shop for a week’s worth of groceries for me and the kids. But I will be back the next time I want to cook a meal that people will remember, or when I need a gift for somebody who’s not easy to impress.”

The Pappas Post reported that Marathi, the Greek restaurant that was Tribeca’s Kitchen, offered neighbors a free meal on Thanksgiving. The note on the door said, “Dear Neighbors, If you’re alone today and need a meal, please come in. It’s on us today. Just whisper to your server the secret word. PHILOTIMO and your meal is on us. Happy Thanksgiving! Your Marathi Family.” That was a lovely thing to do. They also prepped meals for the Bowery Mission in collaboration with the Greek America Foundation, which received more than $2000 in sponsored meals from donors.

The Post reported last month that Mickey Drexler — the former CEO of J.Crew — is in contract to sell his massive Tribeca home, 464 Greenwich at Watts, which last asked $29.9 million. From The Post: “The building was built in 1892 by Hugh Getty for a wholesale coffee and tea merchant named Samuel Crooks. It became a roasting plant for various companies, including the Turkish & Arabian Coffee Company, whose sign remains above the front door. Drexler bought the building for $5.5 million in 2008 — and then tapped French architect and interior designer Thierry Despont to renovate and expand it, transforming the 24-foot-wide behemoth into a single-family spread.”


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  1. Taking care of people at Thanksgiving – what a typical Andy thing to do. Marathi is such a gift to the neighborhood. One of those places where the people are as good as the food – and the food is fantastic.