Danny Meyer Eats Lower Manhattan

batteryparkcity Danny Meyer Eats Lower ManhattanThe culturally (and culinarily) bereft neighborhood of Battery Park City gets some food cred next year as Danny Meyer announced plans to open yet another Shake Shack in the Wall Street-y area, plus a Blue Smoke and a “yet-to-be-named” fine dining establishment.

This is the 12,000 fifth Shake Shake for Manhattan, joining the Madison Square Park, UES, UWS and new crazy-busy West 44th Street locations that have either opened since 2004 or in the works. (Plus, there’s another on Lincoln Road in Miami, and a few dotted elsewhere, with Kuwait City next year.) Not that we’re complaining, but the silver logo is threatening the yellow arches for ubiquity.

In the area of the old twin towers, several restaurants have closed since 9/11, but some promised new tenants (The Daily News among them) may boost traffic in the neighborhood. Still, the new eateries will be nearer the North end of Battery Park City,  near Stuyvesant High School, than the harder-hit South end.

No word yet on whether the downtown Blue Smoke will mimic its namesake by adding a Jazz Standard club downstairs.


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