This week's top dish from Eater NY, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
1) Gramercy: It's hard to imagine what could upset Gramercy Park Mayor Arlene Harrison more than a wine bar on Gramercy Park, so it's a good thing the State Liquor Authority has denied a restauranteur's application to open such a wine bar. They probably got tired of neighbors' angry letters citing the 1831 Gramercy Park Indenture.
2) Chelsea: As the High Line gets ever more hip, neighborhood standbys are starting to be casualties. The latest is Cabo Rojo, above, a Puerto Rican joint that has closed due to a lost lease after 51 years. Quoth Jeremiah of Vanishing New York: "The New High Line is stretching further northward, bringing the destructive force of 'renewal' in its wake....It will be swift, and it will be total."
4) Times Square: The Pop-Tarts World Cafe pop-up in Times Square has also shuttered, leaving a Pop-Tarts sushi-shaped void in our lives.
· Eater [ny.eater.com]