Brooklyn has been dissed yet again, this time by Rockefeller Center. Gael Greene reports on Insatiable Critic that Shelly Fireman wanted to put a Brooklyn Diner in the space that used to house Tuscan Square. The only problem was that Tishman-Speyer, who manages the property, considered the Brooklyn Diner to be too downscale! “Would you be willing to give up using Brooklyn in the name?” Fireman was asked. (We guess it couldn’t match the Battlestar Galactica “Frak Off” shirts in the NBC store for class.) In Dubai, apparently, they’re not so squeamish; Greene reports that a Brooklyn Diner franchise is ready to go at the Vegas of the Middle East.
Short Order [Insatiable Critic]