Monday, July 9, 2012


Dorie Greenspan's ( many fans will be happy to hear that she and her son Josh will be opening (in August?) retail cookie shops, each named Beurre & Sel, at city-owned market facilities - downtown at the Essex Street Market (120 Essex Street, at Delancey, and uptown at La Marqueta (Park Avenue, under the tracks, between 111 and 116th Streets,

La Marqueta was big, loud, vibrant in the 1950s and 60s - people visited to market and  socialize under the continuous rumble of trains. The marketplace stayed in business but lost its appeal until a recent revival began to take shape. Love it or hate it, gentrification is making this happen.

Rhode Islanders, go take a look when you're in New York. Also visit Eataly (200 Fifth Avenue) and imagine how Federal Hill might improve its destination prospects as a food scene instead of a hookah bar let's-brawl location.

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