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In the News: Enforcers of Battery Park City


••• A few items of note in Zagat‘s 2018 preview: 1) Frenchette is hoping to open this month (which Zagat calls “this fall”). 2) Holy Ground, opening downstairs in the former Super Linda space: “will serve smoky, classic American fare in large communal servings. Expect offerings like “Million Dollar Steak,” Kurobuta pork shoulder pulled tableside and whole smoked chicken along with bottled cocktails and diverse wines.” It’s aiming for February. 3) Maman is opening at 22 W. 25th St. 4). “The Cipriani folks will be debuting this new Italian concept [called Bellini] in the foyer of the Mr. C Seaport hotel.” That’s the old Best Western on Peck Slip. “The place will serve high-quality meats, fresh seafood and housemade pastas in comforting yet upscale dishes. On the drinks side, there will be a large selection of wines and spirits from Italy. In addition to the restaurant, the team will also run the stylish Lobby Lounge.” (The rendering above is of Bellini.)

••• More on how Whole Foods is changing its relationships with suppliers. —Washington Post

••• “With her latest art installation, Marilyn Minter wants shoppers at the Westfield World Trade Center to step outside of themselves. Her video, ‘I’m Not Much but I’m All I Think About’ debuts Thursday and will play out on 19 screens of varying sizes downtown and her work will also be shown at the Westfield Century Center. […] Noting how organizers selected her least provocative video, she said, ‘Narcissism is right now a national conversation. I like that moment when you see something you don’t expect. It’s sort of thrilling and it’s not an ad. It’s just two beautiful letters, two Ms actually [for Marilyn Minter] but when one of the Ms turns sideways, it spells ‘Me’ in slow-mo falling into this sort of liquid silver. It looks kind of spectacular,’ she said. ‘It’s a fun thing. It’s not anything really profound—it’s in a mall.’” —WWD

••• A couple more thefts in the Tribeca Trib police blotter.

••• Community Board 1 is “fuming after the city’s Economic Development Corporation falsely claimed to [The Real Deal] that members of CB1 were kept informed of a controversial scheme to bulldoze a historic 1939 Fulton Fish Market building, according to the civic group’s leader.” —Downtown Express

••• “More than two years after its controversial move to replace the city’s Parks Enforcement Patrol with private security, the authority says it plans to add officers with ‘special patrol status’ who can write summonses and make arrests. The additional officers, more highly trained and with enforcement powers not held by the current security, known as Ambassadors, would be hired on a trial basis.” —Tribeca Trib



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