Curbed & Eater Cover Thom Mayne's New Restaurant on the West Side
Thom Mayne Designing Restaurant in Former West Side Wasteland
Posted on Curbed.com Wednesday, March 23, 2011, by Joey Arak
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The hotties who hang out on the roof of massive Far West Side rental tower 505 West 37th Street are finally getting a place to replenish the nutrients lost in the hot tub. The Post's Lois Weiss reports that Ark Restaurants has recruited the former chef and owner of Chanterelle to oversee an upscale and modern restaurant that will open in the ground floor of the TF Cornerstone tower, which is doing quite well these days. Here's the real shocker: Morphosis's Thom Mayne—of Cooper Union spaceship fame—is designing the 10,530-square-foot restaurant, which is scheduled to open on Dec. 1.
A Pritzker Prize-winning architect lending his talents to a restaurant in a rental building near the Lincoln Tunnel? Guess those who laughed off suggestions that the Hudson Yards area—The Linc, if you will—is becoming trendy can eat their words. Preferably while sitting on whatever crazy staircase Thom Mayne dreams up for this place. And as far as the neighborhood's amenities arms race goes, it's your move, MiMA.
David Waltuck Returns with Monster Hudson Yards Project
Posted on Eater.com Wednesday, March 23, 2011, by Amanda Kludt
Chef David Waltuck, known for his work at now shuttered Tribeca standby Chanterelle will make his return to the New York dining scene at a monster of a restaurant on the far end of the west side. He's in charge of Ark Restaurants' new 10,000 square foot restaurant at the base of a giant 835-unit rental building on 37th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. The area is pretty much a no man's land right now—with one notable exception—but developers are confident new retailers and restaurants will follow suit as more of the Hudson Yards buildings are completed and filled. And if not, the Javits Center is always two blocks away!
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The as yet unnamed restaurant is scheduled to open on December 1 and is described as "upscale, modern and very interesting." Thom Mayne, whose firm designed the East Village Death Star (a.k.a. the new Cooper Union building) will be the architect for the project.