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Hudson Yards Residents Are In Fact Regulars at the Wildly Expensive Restaurants There

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And shockingly, millennials aren’t paying for power lunches — and more intel

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Think they’re getting the TAK Room prime rib weekly?
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The Hudson Yards diet

Some locals of New York’s shiny new luxury neighborhood Hudson Yards, where the median price of an apartment is $3.8 million, took their neighborhood paper the Wall Street Journal on a little tour of the ‘hood. There, preposterously priced special occasion restaurants like Thomas Keller’s TAK room (a couple’s recent bill was $550) serve as the casual, weeknight neighborhood hangout — some go multiple nights a week — and the local drinking den is Bar Stanley (most cocktails $19) inside Neiman Marcus.

“We all hang out here, because it’s tucked away,” one resident told the Journal. There is one problem, though: cruel misconceptions. One resident was annoyed that people are calling the development a billionaire’s playground, arguing that it’s not so “seclusive.” “Hudson Yards, in our minds, gives you the best of New York. But we’re very down-to-earth people,” just like billionaire Stephen Ross argued.

Millennials in Untuckit shirts drag power lunch

Millennials on Twitter are dragging down-to-earth Post columnist Steve Cuozzo over his astute observation that the kids aren’t paying for ’90s-style power lunches. (For a look at where their lunch money might have gone, see the generational theft above.) But part of the absurdity of Cuozzo’s column, readers pointed out, comes from his conception of millennials, who wear “untuckit shirts” and “yak” about “Kardashian clickbait.”

“Who is eating at Village Den?” baffled millennials wonder. A millennial NY Post staffer adds that she doesn’t even get a lunch hour.

In other news

— Marco Saavedra, whose family runs the activist Bronx Oaxacan restaurant (and Eater 38 member) La Morada, is facing his asylum hearing early next month.

— Popular Alphabet City Isan restaurant Somtum Der is due to complete its planned expansion to Red Hook this Saturday, with a specialization in jaew hon, or Thai hot pot.

— Swanky, bi-level Chinatown restaurant Chinese Tuxedo is doing dim sum brunch, dishing out shrimp and lobster toast, and cocktails like espresso martinis.

— Honey in Brooklyn is hosting Mexico-City-based market Casa Fresca for a pop-up sale this Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m., featuring clothes from CDMX designers, snacks, and mezcal.

— Lol

TAK Room

20 Hudson Yards, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001