Sure, the long weekend has begun for many of us, but that's no excuse not to close out the summer with a hint of what's to come for fall. While we prep the Eater Fall Preview for consumption in the near future, soak up the Plywood.
1) Tribeca: "I was ambling up chambers early sunday when I snapped a pic of these signs in the window. The property has been under construction for months—but I just noticed the signs. the pic is grainy (3 yo treo) but it says: Zucker's Bagels & Smoked Fish." The Real Deal had a bit on this recently; the place is from one of the founders of Murray's Bagels. [PLYWOOD]
2) West Village: A tipster emails from Sixth Avenue, "This block is certainly improving: first, Brick Oven Pi33a finally opened at the SW corner of 14th and 6th, then someone reported seeing a Pinkberry Swirling sign in the cafe of the now defunct Century Market, while the main part of the Century Market is slated to be a place called Gusto (right) featuring " grilled organics". Anyone have more information?" Gusto, you say? Ah, just what fall needs: a hot new legal feud. [PLYWOOD]
3) West Village: Here's a briny little mystery, per a reader email: "Anyone know what is going on at 465 Hudson? They have been working sporadically since June. Neighbor upstairs said 'I heard they are doing lobster any way you like to order." Plus there was a menu in the window for a few days with Maine Native fried clams and the like, also the name Dover, gone now. Any info if a real seafood place is opening up in the nabe??" [PLYWOOD?]
4) East Village: A tipster checks in at the recently-Plywooded Back Forty: "fans are installed and spinning, looks like they are going to start painting and putting in furniture, etc. frame/face of the place looks exactly like the light glossy wood that savoy has... the door included." [POST-PLYWOOD]
5) Little Chitaly: Reports a dedicated Eater correspondent, "I believe this is 225 Grand Street. The man smoking a cigarette outside said it would be a restaurant and that the apartments upstairs will soon be available to rent." [PRE-PRE-PRE-PLYWOOD]