When Aby Rosen filed his highly contested renovation plans for the Four Seasons with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, he not only left the Landmarks Conservancy out of the loop, he also didn't tell the owners of the restaurant about his plans, and they're not happy. Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder have sent a cease and desist letter to Rosen, requiring him to resubmit a renovation application that removes all mention of the iconic restaurant's name. Von Bidder tells the Post that this is "not a hostile action," but rather an attempt to make it clear that the restaurant has nothing to do with the renovation plans. It's been uncertain whether the restaurant will move when its lease is up in 2016, but that's looking increasingly likely, and now the Post reports that Niccolini and von Bidder have not been able to come to an agreement with Rosen. This latest move certainly suggests that they're already trying to distance themselves from the whole thing.
The Four Seasons' Owners Want Nothing to do With Its Renovation
Real estate maven Aby Rosen will have to remove all mention of "The Four Seasons Restaurant" in his renovation application.