You Can’t Stop Bloomberg in Union Square; Bouley Shuffle Just Weeks Away

• Despite community opposition, Bloomberg & Co. are going forward with plans to build a swank eating establishment in the Union Square pavilion. [Metro NY]

• The Great Bouley Shuffle of 2008 is only weeks away, and the chef is going all out for the redesign of his namesake restaurant: “To feel closer to my French roots, I am working to create a rustic country auberge feeling, with antique French beams from the Tours area, 18th-century stone flooring and French furniture. The entrance will again be filled with the smell of freshly picked apples — [it’s an] aroma I remember from my grandparents’ farm in France.” [Feed/TONY]

Florent won’t be moving to Little West 12th Street. But it may end up at the airport. [Villager]

• Confirmed: Pies-N-Thighs will reopen at South 4th and Driggs in Williamsburg. And if you really love it, you can rent the apartment directly above it. [Gothamist]

• A portion of the signature tile floor at Childs — “the McDonald’s of their day” — can still be seen amid the construction on lower Broadway. [City Room/NYT]

• Sometimes all you need to make one of the greatest sandwiches in the world is a small slice of country bread, some foie gras, and a healthy pile of black truffles. [Zagat Buzz]

• An 11-year-old California boy won Jif’s sixth annual Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest yesterday, held at the Culinary Loft in Soho. [Fork in the Road/VV]