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Friday, August 2, 2013

The Weekly Round-Up: Umami Burger, JT, and cell phones in the subway


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  • Umami Burger Opens in West Village: The first New York location of Adam Fleischman's LA-based chain is now open in Greenwich Village. Umami Burger specializes in burgers that are topped with umami-rich ingredients like sautéed mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, and Parmesan crisps. And if you don't like umami, the restaurant also offers things like bacon and cheddar burgers, veggie burgers, and "Cali" burgers. Umami Burger has been mobbed since opening day.

  • San Remo: Hanging a plaque where the Beat generation hung out: From 1925 to 1967, the San Remo bar and restaurant ran the length of the building at the northwest corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Sts. and was a hangout for the most creative Village folks of the day, a who’s who of the Beat generation. On Monday, a new plaque was unveiled on the MacDougal side, commemorating the venue’s significance to the Village and to its era.

  • Jacques Torres Chocolate Closes Chelsea Market Location
  • Not Just Sexy: An Exhibition on French Lingerie: Mysterious, luxurious, and culturally significant — that is the history of French underthings, or so an exhibition opening this Wednesday at the Chelsea Market aims to show. Backed by Promincor, the French association of lingerie, the show has been on tour in Paris, London, Shanghai, Dubai, and Berlin, and it is topping off its year abroad with a stop here in New York, ending August 6.  
  • Sietsema's Ode to Chelsea Market: Robert Siestema tackles Chelsea Market. 
  • Williamsburg Next In Line For a Chelsea Market Imitation: Chelsea Market isn't expanding to Williamsburg, but it seems to be the go-to comparison model for a couple of mall-esque projects, including those in Bushwick and Long Island City . The latest development to draw cues from the Market is South Williamsburg's "TheArtisan" at 109 South Fifth Street—which actually was designed by the same architect as Chelsea Market.  

  • Justin Timberlake Dances Through New York in 'Take Back the Night': Justin Timberlake mixes dancing in the streets with a concert performance in his new video for "Take Back the Night." The song is the first single off Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 and harkens back to the days when nightlife ruled the city that never sleeps. In the video, Timberlake dances his way through New York, making stops in Chinatown and at Yankee Stadium, where he performs with a live band.

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