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#1 ulterior epicure

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:23 PM

So, given this New York Times article excludes Sud as a possible name for Benno's new $20M restaurant at Lincoln Center, I thought I'd start a new thread.

I need to look at a map; I'm having a hard time figuring out where, exactly, this thing is being built.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:27 PM

QUOTE(ulterior epicure @ May 26 2010, 11:23 AM) View Post
So, given this New York Times article excludes Sud as a possible name for Benno's new $20M restaurant at Lincoln Center, I thought I'd start a new thread.

I need to look at a map; I'm having a hard time figuring out where, exactly, this thing is being built.


On the north side of the Vivian Beaumont theater, fronting on (um) 67th street.


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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE(Rail Paul @ May 26 2010, 03:27 PM) View Post
QUOTE(ulterior epicure @ May 26 2010, 11:23 AM) View Post
So, given this New York Times article excludes Sud as a possible name for Benno's new $20M restaurant at Lincoln Center, I thought I'd start a new thread.

I need to look at a map; I'm having a hard time figuring out where, exactly, this thing is being built.


On the north side of the Vivian Beaumont theater, fronting on (um) 67th street.

Okay, looking at THIS MAP, I see that it would front 65th, facing the W. Reade Theater.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:43 PM

It's really to the east of the Vivian Beaumont theater, to the north of the reflecting pool, "fronting" on 65th St.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:45 PM

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It's really to the east of the Vivian Beaumont theater (and of the library to the north of the theater), to the north of the reflecting pool, "fronting" on 65th St.

The map clearly isn't accurate enough* - I don't see a reflecting pool anywhere.

* Or detailed enough.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:49 PM

You can't miss the restaurant in any event. Its roof is a huge sloping lawn.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:55 PM

This picture will show you where it is. (That's Avery Fisher Hall to the left and the Vivian Beaumont Theater to the far right, with the Metropolitan Opera behind in the center-right [and the New York State Theater -- or whatever they call it now -- peaking out to its left].)
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:59 PM

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This picture will show you where it is. (That's Avery Fisher Hall to the left and the Vivian Beaumont Theater to the far right, with the Metropolitan Opera behind in the center [and the New York State Theater -- or whatever they call it now -- peaking out to its left].)


Thanks for the picture, Sneak.

The whole place has been a construction site, seemingly forever.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:02 PM

Yes: you can see it from the far end (away from Bway) of the Alice Tully Hall lobby.

RE: NYS Theater -- who is/was David Koch??????? Obviously somebody with lots of moola. But what else?

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

These days it isn't hard to have more money than New York State.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:10 PM

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Yes: you can see it from the far end (away from Bway) of the Alice Tully Hall lobby.

RE: NYS Theater -- who is/was David Koch??????? Obviously somebody with lots of moola. But what else?


Maybe this guy? He's active in NYC social circles... David H. Koch and Luxist

His brother is the fellow who's been suing Hardy Rosenstock for allegedly selling him bogus, but expensive, wine.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:22 PM

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This picture will show you where it is.

A more perfect illustration could not have been found. Thanks.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:29 PM

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You can't miss the restaurant in any event. Its roof is a huge sloping lawn.



I can only imagine the weight that the structure supports, especially after it rains.

ULURP* must have been hell.


* acronym for uniform land use review process

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:37 PM

Considering her worked for "per se," TBD wouldn't be a bad name. At least it will get attention. And I'm sure it could be in play with his name.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:39 PM

The Benno Diner = TBD