The following missive was delivered to Conde Nast staffers May 2 on a heavy, cream-colored card, nine inches by five inches, with perforated silhouettes of forks, knives, and spoons:
Let’s do Lunch. This summer step into the future at the new Conde Nast cafeteria on the second floor at 750 Third Avenue.
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Brasserie 8 1/2 is not named after the Fellini movie, but because it is underneath 9 West 57th Street, the curved skyscraper designed by Gordon Bunshaft. If you stand in front of this building and look up, you get the illusion that it’s slowly topplfing forward and about to crush you, along with the big Read More
The Condé Nast cafeteria has only been open a week, but it’s already clear which part is Siberia
The 10,000-square-foot, Frank Gehry-designed, track-lighted, fourth-floor space is dominated by a raised dining area enclosed by thick glass petals. The effect is slightly vaginal, accented by hanging chrome lamps which look like Fallopian tubes or sea anemones. Read More