This Week: LeRoys Fight for Tavern on the Green, Drew Nieporent Might Run Citi Field Restaurant

February 20, 2009, 11:16 AM EST

Drew Nieporent could operate Citi Field's 350-seat restaurant, behind the left-field plate.

Photo: Jessica Torossian for BizBash

  • Redesigned by Diller, Scofidio & Renfro, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall will reopen to the public on Sunday. [NYT]
  • Warner LeRoy's heirs have hired a PR firm and lobbying group to help them retain control of Tavern on the Green. [NYO]
  • While Danny Meyer will run the food-service at Citi Field, Drew Nieporent might operate its on-site restaurant. [Crain's]
  • It looks like the recession is taking its toll on casinos: Not only did Donald Trump resign from the board of Trump Entertainment Resorts, but nine affiliates of the operation filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday. [NYT]
In support of the Atlantic Yards project, Brooklyn Borough president Marty Markowitz is lobbying Governor David Paterson for funds from the state stimulus package. [NYDN]
  • More hotels are looking to movies for design inspiration. [NYT]
  • Although Marc Ecko won't be opening a 30,000-square-foot store in Times Square, the InterContinental Hotel Group has plans for a 34-story property, and 230 Fifth owner Steven Greenberg is looking to expand downtown. [NYP]
  • After visiting Scott Conant's Scarpetta, Giorgio Armani critiques New York's Italian food, saying “Americans overcook their pasta. Always. And there’s too much sauce. Too much of everything!” [NYT]
  • Susur Lee's restaurant Shang offers some “intensely pleasurable” dishes for critic Frank Bruni, but the “magic that Mr. Lee reputedly made in Toronto hasn’t followed him here.” [NYT]
  • Adam Platt is underwhelmed by L'Artusi, where he claims the “kitchen feels overstretched and the sense of intimacy that made Dell’anima feel special is gone.” [NYMag]
  • Reviewer Jay Cheshes agrees, and adds that L'Artusi “feels like a preppy nightclub” but offers some dishes that have “an earnest, homey quality.” [TONY]
  • Danyelle Freeman suggests that Bar Breton is best as a brunch spot and the Bloody Marys are “oddly excellent, especially on a roll-out-of-bed Sunday afternoon.” [NYDN]

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