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Battery Park City Bed Bugs registered

Bedbugs Registered in Battery Park City

Battery Park City Bed Bugs registered
Battery Park City bed bugs registered

Once the vernacular of a sweet children’s lullabye has in recent times now illicits nightmares when uttered.

Bedbugs.

Recent reports have been put out saying how transient these critters can be and often times transmitted through shared on airplane seats or worse yet, movie theater seats.

Battery Park City has been thankfully quiet in light of the vermin tragedies afflicting our city, including rats and other unsavory critters –
That is until I found the Bedbug Registry.

Granted, our bedbug population is remote compared to our other Manhattan neighborhood counterparts — we are not completely immune.
According to the Bedbug Registry, a site dedicated in recording instances of bedbugs throughout the city, there were four instances in the last couple years:

1. Submitted by “Anonymous” on 06/18/2010
225 Rector Place
“Apartment in upper floors, bed bugs found in bottom corner of box spring in only bedroom. Experienced only 2 nights of evidanced bug bites. Brought in exterminators.”

2. Submitted by “tribecamom” on 04/03/2009
325 North End Avenue
“I found bedbugs in my apartment, the landlord send the exterminator one time, but the treatment didn’t work. We still have found bed bugs in the apartment, we wake up with bites, we can’t sleep properly. My 4 years old daughter has big bites too. I live here from one year and I pay $ 4650,00 monthly. I think to deserve something more…. than bed bugs.”

The following instances were over a year ago, and from registered guests who reported seeing bugs within their homes.

3. Submitted by “Embassy Suites Hotel New York” on 01/13/2008
Woke up with bites Dec. 24th, didn’t think anything of it. Drove home to Maryland, began getting bites at night at home. Spotted two bugs in the bed, exterminator confirmed bedbugs. $650 extermination cost, plus $250 more in new pillows, mattress covers, etc. Still have not returned to bedroom, as entire room is coated in pesticide. Very traumatic experience. Reported incident to hotel, which has offered to reimburse us. They must have found bugs in the room or luggage storage area.

There has been speculation on the web that reporting bedbugs on the registry can be used as a method to break apartment rental leases. Considering that half of all reported bed bug reports in our area comes from people who don’t actually live in our neighborhood — this is a positive thing!

Do you worry about bed bugs?

Petite Abeille West Broadway

Petite Abeille on West Broadway

Petite Abeille West Broadway
Mussels on the menu at Petite Abeille West Broadway

Petite Abeille is a quaint Belgian restaurant most known for its Mussels and Belgian Waffles.  With four Manhattan locations, no one can deny that this restaurant has outlived New York’s Belgian food buzz, and their Tribeca location certainly does them justice.

If you choose to dine here, do yourself a favor and try a new beer- your waiter will definitely be able to find something you’ll enjoy out of their 50 different Belgian beers.  All four of the beers our waiter recommended- from the strong and heavy Scaldis ($8.50) to the sweet and fruity Lindemans Framboise ($9.50)- were delightful and a great way to start the meal.  They also had the added benefit of enhancing our appetite which we were extremely grateful for later on in the evening!

The appetizer portion of the Moules Marinieres ($9.50) were more than enough for two people to share.  I could definitely see why their Wednesday night all you can eat specials are so popular; the mussels were fresh and not the least bit grainy, and the white wine broth was divine.  Petite Abeille also provides diners with deliciously crusty, chewy, and sour bread that’s perfect for dipping into the broth.

Belgian Waffles from Petite Abeille
Belgian Waffles from Petite Abeille

For my main course, I got the Vol Au Vent, Frites ($18.50), which was basically a deconstructed pot pie with pommes frites on the side, definitely not a meal for the calorie cautious!  The pommes frites were kind of overkill, especially since they were soggy and undercooked.  The chicken, on the other hand, was slightly dry and overcooked, but the sinfully creamy gravy provided a great textural balance.  The deconstructed nature of the Vol Au Vent insured that the puff pastry stay puffy, and the bacon and mushrooms were a perfect addition to this indulgent meal.  If the chicken weren’t so dry, this would definitely rank in my top 5 chicken pot pies.

Vol Au Vent from Petite Abeille
Vol Au Vent from Petite Abeille

After that heavy dish, I definitely felt the need to unbutton my pants and call it a night, but I couldn’t leave without trying the Belgian Waffles.  This was an instance in which the masses were correct: The Gaufre Chantilly ($7.00), or the waffle with whipped cream and strawberry sauce, was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten, and I don’t even like waffles!  Actually, I don’t particularly like waffles, whipped cream, or strawberry sauce, but together these three elements create perfection!

Even if you’re not into mussels, please, take my advice and drop in for dessert, or try one of their tamer options like a burger or steak frites.  You won’t be disappointed!

Battery Park City's picks for New York Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week Begins Today! Where to go Battery Park City?

Battery Park City's picks for New York Restaurant Week
Battery Park City's Best Bets for NY Restaurant Week

It’s that time of the summer again, for foodies all over the city to figure out how to spend their $24.07 for lunch (or $35 bucks for dinner) in honor of New York Restaurant week!

There are seemingly hundreds of restaurants to choose from at these prices — a bargain by New York City standards.  The only problem is “Where should I go?” Fret no more, we’ve got some suggestions. Although Battery Park City is never mentioned in the Official New York Restaurant Week site as an actual location, we rounded up the restaurants that are closest to home. Our list aggregates both Tribeca and Financial District restaurant offerings and their menus.  It’s nice to be able to give back to the businesses in our neighborhood — because quite frankly if we don’t…who will? Most everyone else thinks Battery Park City is closest to Sibera anyways.

As for some honorable mentions — fans of food television will not be disappointed. Centrico, The Harrison, Nobu and Les Halles count Aaron Sanchez, Amanda Freitag, Masuharu Morimoto and Anthony Bourdain as executive chefs and chef’s at large of these restaurants. Visiting these neighborhood restaurants is tantamount to visiting culinary television amusement parks!

Here’s the round up of restaurants in our area offering a special restaurant week menu, we’ve done our best to include restaurant menu’s as we find them — so check back for new menus being added, all to help you choose where you’ll be placing your reservations this summer!

Where are you most excited to visit? :) Or where should one not visit? Let us know in the comments!

Mr Chow Tribeca

Restaurant Week Menu: Mr. Chow Tribeca

Mr Chow Tribeca
Mr. Chow Tribeca puts their spin on Restaurant Week

Mr. Chow Tribeca extends their New York Restaurant Week menu all the way to September 6th, giving guests ample time to check out some of their specialties well through the end of the summer.

Mr. Chow’s does it a little different for their Restaurant Week menu, by extending a family style option through the end of the summer.

NYC Restaurant Week MR CHOW New York – TriBecA
July 12h – September 6th (Mon thru Fri)
Semi Prix-Fixe Menu
Whole Table Served Family Style
Each guest choose 1 dish from each course – Maximum of 4 dishes from each course per table
First Course
Choice of:
Jade Water Dumplings
Squab with Lettuce
Chicken Satay
MR CHOW Noodles
Second Course
Choice of:
Steamed Sea Bass Filet
Ma Mignon
Velvet Chicken
Green Prawns
Served with:
Sautéed Rice
Vegetable in Season
Dessert:
Mixed Sorbet
Ice Cream
$35 per Guest for Food Only
(2 guests minimum – Limited to items listed above – NO SUBSTITUTIONS) Drinks, Tax, plus Gratuity are Additional
20% Service Charge for Parties of 6 or more
megu ny tribeca

Restaurant Week Menu: Megu NY Tribeca

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Megu NY offering a special Restaurant Week menu

Restaurant Week Menu, Summer 2010

July 12th, Monday – July 25th, Sunday (extended through Labor Day)

Dinner Menu $35

Choice of Appetizer

Madai Oriental Salad

Crispy “Kanzuri” Shrimp

Sautéed Scallops with Foie Gras Sauce

Choice of Entrée **

Chef’s Omakase Sushi

Kobe Beef “Kagero” Filet Steak, served with Rice

Silver Cod with Yuzu Miso, served with Rice

Choice of Dessert

Matcha Greentea Crepe

Yuzu Chocolate Mousse Cake

Wine Pairing (3kinds) $25/ Sake Pairing (3kinds) $25

** Vegetarian Choice Available

Entrée: “Agedashi Tofu” with mushrooms

industria argentina tribeca

Restaurant Week Menu: Industria Argentina

industria argentina tribeca
Industria Argentina is offering a Summer Restaurant Week Menu
Industria Argentina in Tribeca is offering a New York Restaurant week menu. All lunch seatings are $24.07, while dinner is a prix fixe price of $35.00
SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEK
Appetizers:
Ensalada de Hinojo y Citricos
Crispy fennel, Citrus segments , scallions ,honey roasted pine nuts, lemon honey vinaigrette.
Confit de Pulpito
Confit of baby octopus, toasted corn and cherry tomato salad
Empanada de Cordero ahumado al Quebracho
Braised and smoked lamb empanada
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Entrees:
Trucha al Papel
Trout “en Papillote”, carrots, sweet peas, onions on bed of spinach
Ojo de Bife
Grilled rib eye, black olive and basil mashed potatoes, roasted beets
Pernil de Cerdo al Horno de Barro
Roasted Leg of pork, Valencia orange, white wine, garlic, grilled yams and plum chutney
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Dessert:
Flan de Dulce de leche
Salted caramel nougat
Compota de Frutas con crema
Vanilla scented stewed stone fruit, Crème Chantilly
Milhoja de Chocolate y Frambuesa
Chocolate ganache, vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberries Napoleon
Amanda Freitag, The Harrison, New York Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week Menu: The Harrison

Amanda Freitag, The Harrison, New York Restaurant Week
Amanda Freitag's The Harrison Restaurant

Amanda Freitag is at the helm of The Harrison, a local American bistro drawing from seasonal ingredients and also more recently known as a contestant on The Next Iron Chef. The Harrison is offering a summer restaurant menu below:

S U M M E R R E S T A U R A N T W E E K M E N U 2 0 1 0



C H I L L E D C U C U M B E R S O U P

d i l l y o g u r t , s m o k e d p a p r i k a , c a r a w a y c r o u t o n

B I B B L E T T U C E S A L A D

l i m e v i n a i g r e t t e , c r u m b l e d q u e s o b l a n c o

C R I S P Y S K A T E F I N G E R S

n a p a c a b b a g e s l a w & s p i c y c r è m e f r a i c h e



B A C O N C R U S T E D B L U E F I S H

p o b l a n o c r e a m & b e e f s t e a k t o m a t o e s

A L L N A T U R A L C H I C K E N B R E A S T

z u c c h i n i , e g g p l a n t , c h i c k p e a s

G R I L L E D F L A N K S T E A K

g r i l l e d c o r n s a l a d & r e d o n i o n j a m



S U M M E R B E R R Y S H O R T C A K E

h o u s e m a d e b i s c u i t s & f r e s h w h i p p e d c r e a m

city hall restaurant tribeca

Restaurant Week Menu: City Hall Restaurant

city hall restaurant tribeca
City Hall Restaurant

Restaurant Week Summer 2010

City Hall Restaurant

Appetizers:

Chilled Summer Soup

Tribeca Summer Salad
grilled georgia peaches, baby butter lettuce,
maytag blue cheese and aged balsamic vinegar

Entrees:

Escabeche of Atlantic Salmon
crispy anson mills polenta crouton, mango pico de gallo

Day Boat Chatham Cod “confit”
organic tabbouleh salad. meyer lemon vinaigrette

Petit Filet Mignon
summer corn and peas ” succotash” roasted poblano pepper

Marinated Organic Chicken Breast
summer squash ratatouille butter milk onion ring, and fresh basil.

Desserts:

Pecan and Pear Gratin
with exotic summer fruit, lemon balm consume

Chef’s Chocolate Surprise

centrico aaron sanchez

Restaurant Week Menu: Aaron Sanchez’s Centrico

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Aaron Sanchez's Centrico Restaurant

For Food Network Fans, Centrico is a must visit location during New York Restaurant Week as it features a dinner menu from famous TV chef Aaron Sanchez — right in our neighborhood.

DINNER MENU SUMMER NEW YORK RESTAURANT WEEK $35.00

MENU DE LA CENA
FOUR COURSES

GUACAMOLE AND CHIPS

APPETIZERS:

CEVICHE DEL DIA

TAMAL DE HUITLACOCHE
masa flavored with corn truffles, saffron-aji amarillo sauce

CAMARONES Y POZOLE
sauteed shrimp, creamy guajillo, chile sauce, pozole

ENSALADA ALEX-CESAR CARDINI
the original

ENTREES:

POLLO A LAS BRASAS
grilled recado chicken, roasted garlic, lime and chipotle

PESCADO VERACRUZANA
pan roasted market fish, tomato, olives, serrano chiles

BIRRIA EN ESTILO JALISCO
braised short ribs jalisco style, ancho chile broth

DESSERT

MOLTEN MEXICAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

FLAN DE COCO

ASSORTED ICE CREAMS

CHEF AARON SANCHEZ

Building Vacancies Drop in Battery Park City and Tribeca

Battery Park City and Tribeca Vacancy Rates Drop


Rental Vacancies Dropped in April
Rental Vacancies Dropped in April

Signs of an uptick in the economy are showing. Rental vacancy rates in both Battery Park City and Tribeca/Soho are amongst the lowest in Manhattan. Battery Park City is shows only 1.04% vacancy rate while Tribeca shows half that at a o.52% vacancy rate — according to the Wall Street Journal. It should also be noted that the numbers for Tribeca also include a large section of the Soho area bordering the East Village boundaries.

The rates compiled from Citi-Habitats a real-estate brokerage the city wide vacancy rate was 1.23% of apartments in April were vacant which is a significant drop from April 2009 which was at 2.28%.

For those of us who live here, that’s fantastic news! For those who want to live here — the market is no longer on their side to find housing in our area.

The vacancy rate is inversely proportional to the job market. Lower rental vacancies indicate that there is strength in the job market.

One downside to a low vacancy rate in our area are longer lines at the grocery store. Still good news all around for the economy.