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This Week: Coney Island Could Become Site for Concerts, Public Library Opens 2 Rooms for Events

November 21, 2008, 12:10 PM EST

A rendering of a design idea for the redevelopment of Coney Island.

Rendering: Courtesy of the Municipal Arts Society

  • David Malmuth, a former vice president of the Walt Disney Company, proposes that Coney Island become a destination for festivals, concerts, and art events. [Municipal Arts Society]
  • The New York Public Library now has two more rooms for private events. [BizBash]
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex will open to the public next Tuesday. [NYT]
  • City Winery shows off its facility and plans to open in January. [BizBash]
  • The future of the South Street Seaport may be in jeopardy as development company General Growth Properties suffers from the economic downturn. [NYO]
  • Perhaps making matters worse, the Landmarks Preservation Commission objected to the Seaport redevelopment proposal, deeming it inappropriate. [NYT]
  • Developers propose a concert hall, museum, restaurants, a home for the Tribeca Film Festival, and event space for Pier 57. [NYT]
  • Noah Tepperberg, owner of Marquee and Strategic Group, plans to buy Earth NYC. [Down by the Hipster]
  • Like many restaurant critics and foodies, Frank Bruni is confused by Kurve, the East Village eatery that “looks like a nail salon on Venus.” [NYT]
  • Thrillist checks out the New York outpost of Chicago restaurant Vermillion. [Thrillist]
  • Adam Platt gives Corton a four-star rating, declaring that chef Paul Liebrandt has “found his footing.” [NYMag]
  • New Yorker critic Nick Paumgarten confirms what everyone else has been saying about Convivio: Chef Michael White's pastas are “distinct and astonishing.” [New Yorker]
  • Steve Cuozzo is pleased with Secession, David Bouley's revamped and modestly priced version of Danube. [NYP]
  • Jay Cheshes weighs in on Bouley's latest, with a mixed review of the TriBeCa eatery. [TONY]
  • And Ryan Sutton has more criticism than praise for the dishes on the “poster-size menu.” [Bloomberg]

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