Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:

  • PR Insiders on Their Favorite NYC Restaurants [Observer]: For our own PR “heat map” of NYC restaurants, we asked seven leaders where they dine when they want to impress a client or source, and where they sup when they want to kick back and relax. If you’re looking for industry gossip, here’s where to eavesdrop.
  • Essex Crossing Rental Complex Named After Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins [Bowery Boogie]: Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins once lived in a walkup tenement at 400 Grand Street. That history was decimated two years ago when Essex Crossing muscled into the neighborhood. Now the mega-development is honoring the musician by naming the new fifteen-story tower at Site 5 in his honor. Here comes The Rollins, offering wallet-busting luxury rentals. One thing is for sure – struggling musicians and creatives are not particularly welcome. Check out the rental stats.
  • Chinatown Ice Cream Factory Expanding into New Essex Street Market [Bowery Boogie]: The beloved Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is expanding to the Lower East Side next year. It will take up residence inside the new Essex Street Market facility as part of Essex Crossing. This cross-neighborhood expansion is a first for the popular scoop shop, which has been serving its namesake neighborhood for four decades.

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