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The Upper West Side Will Finally Get Its Own Food Hall

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And it started with a developer named Donald Trump

Cipriani Downtown
The inside of Cipriani’s downtown location
Melissa McCart is the editor for Eater New York.

Italian restaurant Cipriani— the brand behind Harry’s Bar in Venice since 1931 — is expanding its Manhattan footprint: The company has signed onto a new Upper West Side food hall, a 28,000-square-foot space that’s being billed as an “experiential food market.” The market will come with restaurants and fast-casual spots at Two Waterline Square, a condo development of luxury buildings at 30 Riverside Boulevard from 59th to West 61st Streets.

Other locations of Cipriani on 5th Avenue, West Broadway, Wall Street and more serve Italian food, including pastas and deli items like proscuitto sandwiches. Its name has lasted in New York for years, but it has been known more for a scene and the real estate than the food, particularly after a damning review from Frank Bruni a decade ago.

The Upper West Side project comes from James Linsley, president of GID Development Group, one of several partners in the $2.3 billion project that includes design by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Viñoly Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The trio of buildings will hold over 260 condos and over 800 rentals with twenty percent of apartments below market rate.

The project broke ground in 2015, though it had been in the works with Donald Trump having a hand in the development, reported the Times: “even though that group is no longer the landlord, Mr. Trump’s name still appears on facades there.”