In the news: A lawsuit challenging the dining sheds
A SUIT AGAINST DINNER SHEDS
The Daily News has an article about a recent lawsuit against the city’s Open Restaurant program (i.e. curbside dining sheds) brought by Cue-Up, or the United Coalition for Equitable Urban Policy. The network of bloc associations argues that the process that created the permanent program was “unfair and undemocratic”. They are calling for the enforcement of current regulations governing open restaurants, the repeal of New York Local Law 114, which paved the way for a permanent open restaurant program, and greater community review and approval of how whose streets and sidewalks are used.
CALATRAVA IS N°1 FOR DESIGN
Architectural Digest has a roundup of the most beautiful transport hubs in the WORLD and gives Calatrava’s Oculus the top spot among excellent competitors.
ONE OF THE BEST BURGERS
Golden Diner at Two Bridges gets a shout out in Eater City’s Best Burgers in Town list: “The cheeseburger at Momofuku formerly Samuel Yoo’s lovely Two Bridges Restaurant comes with a crispy chuck and brisket mix of 6 ounces and all the regular toppings like tomato, onions and lettuce. But there’s also an unusual addition, mushroom gochujang sauce, that makes this burger spicy, earthy and utterly electric.
CLOSING OF MERCER KITCHEN IN SOHO
Eater reports that after 25 years, Jean-Georges Vongerichten will close the Mercer Kitchen hotspot in Soho at the end of the year. But it still has about fifty restaurants, and here, the whole Tin Building.