Here’s who attended Hudson Yards’s glitzy opening
Last week brought the official opening of Hudson Yards’s mall portion, and plenty of celebrities showed up for it. Among the attendees were Whoopi Goldberg, Big Bird, Anderson Cooper, Katie Holmes, Anne Hathaway, Andy Cohen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chuck Schumer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Karlie Kloss, and Diane von Furstenberg. Liza Minelli and Charli XCX performed, while Tom Brady and Giselle Bündchen dined at Estiatorio Milos.
A new Mexican bar in Red Hook, and other openings and coming attractions
The Upper East Side is about to get a location of popular pizzeria Williamsburg Pizza, located at 1615 Second Ave. Across the park, Upper West Side butcher shop Schatzie’s has reopened after a renovation with the sit-down restaurant portion gone, though takeout is still available. Former Mettā chef Norberto Piattoni is now cooking at new Red Hook bar San Pedro Inn, located at 320 Van Brunt St. with tostadas and tacos in a roadhouse-like space.
Lots of happenings in the East Village and Lower East Side
As always, there’s lots going on in the East Village and Lower East Side: Fight Club-inspired bar Durden — which got a new owner in December — has been closed, with paper over the windows, likely to debut a new look or concept. A new diner is opening — yes, opening, not closing — at 198 Ave. A called Auriga Cafe. At 503 East Sixth St., impending all-day restaurant Outpost Brewhouse has applied for a liquor license, while a pub called Headless Widow is trying for one at 99 First Ave. But health restaurant Y Cafe has closed. Finally, a new Domino’s has opened at 196 Stanton St.
Sarah Jessica Parker speaks out for Gabriel Stulman
Community board meetings are typically drawn out and focused on details — but a community board 2 meeting last week got a surprise appearance from none other than actress Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker showed up to support prolific West Village restaurateur Gabriel Stulman, who owns places like Bar Sardine and Fairfax, as he attempts to add a garden to his Fedora. “I am just here to personally support their efforts,” she reportedly said.
Cowgirl is featuring a special Tortilla Flats menu
For the month of March, quirky West Village restaurant Cowgirl is featuring some dishes from the late Tortilla Flats. Dishes from the beloved, but now-closed Mexican restaurant include tortilla soup, nachos, chimichangas, and more. Tortilla Flats was founded and owned by Sherry Delamarter, who also owns Cowgirl, located at 519 Hudson St. at West 10th Street.
Marlow & Sons has changed, but is still going strong, critic finds
Now that chef Patch Troffer is in charge of Marlow & Sons, New Yorker critic Hannah Goldfield writes that the pivotal Williamsburg restaurant is “undergoing a quiet but distinctive identity shift” to a Japanese-American spot. In her latest review, Goldfield finds dishes like an “excellent, crispy yet pliant” sour-cabbage pancake and “supremely crunchy” pork katsu. “It’s a surprisingly successful transition, which manages to infuse new life into the place without sacrificing too much nostalgia,” she concludes.