A huge Shake Shack with outdoor seating heads to Midtown
Another Shake Shack is headed to Midtown — this time with outdoor seating. The Theater District is getting a new location at 1700 Broadway between West 53rd and 54th streets that will have a whopping 152 outdoor seats in a plaza at the office building. There will also be more than 2,000-square-feet for an inside ground-floor restaurant.
The Danny Meyer-founded burger chain now has locations around the world, and there’s been one in Times Square area for years now, long an easy and fast pre-theater dining option that’s constantly crowded. This will be the second location in the immediate area.
In other news
— More great news for Midtown lunch: Queens Night Market is extending its Rockefeller Center pop-up through the end of September. It’s available Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
— Maison Premiere is expanding to London with a new rooftop location in the Hoxton hotel.
— A councilman wants to nix food trucks and other street vendors from Dyker Heights’s annual Christmas light display.
— Steve Cuozzo! What is this ludicrous rant against a vegan as president?
— The lead water issue in Newark deepens — even filtered water had four times the federal limit.
— Out in the Hamptons, a bartender is suing CNN host Don Lemon, claiming assault. CNN counters that the bartender has a history of contempt for CNN and has previously threatened Lemon.
— Here’s a profile on the Lemon Ice King of Corona.