Sea Grill, other popular Rockefeller Center restaurants to close in January
A sea change is coming to Rockefeller Center’s dining scene.
The luxurious Sea Grill and two other eateries run by Patina Restaurant Group will close in January when their leases expire, The Post has learned.
The Sea Grill, Rock Center Café and Cucina have been fixtures at the Midtown landmark since the late 1980s. Their sunken-garden locations that face the famous ice rink in winter helped make them a draw to New Yorkers as well as to tourists.
The Sea Grill especially attracted movers and shakers from the surrounding office towers as well as out-of-towners celebrating birthdays.
In summer, the ice rink turns into alfresco seating venues attached to the restaurants. The great statue of Prometheus presides over the scene year-round.
But landlord Tishman Speyer is “now exploring other partners and concepts in food and beverage,” the company said in a statement. “This is a unique moment to develop new ideas for the iconic spaces at Rockefeller Center, and we are still in the early stages of the process.”
The Patina eateries’ current lease was renewed in 1999 and expires at the end of this year. Tishman Speyer said that “we have very much enjoyed many years with Patina.”
Trump asks God’s blessing on shooting victims in … Toledo
For one fleeting moment Monday morning, we were all Tim Ryan:
That’s how the Ohio congressman and longshot presidential hopeful reacted to President Trump’s prepared speech in which he mistakenly referred to Toledo, not Dayton, as the location of one of the weekend’s two deadly mass shootings.
“May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo. May God protect them. May God protect all of those from Texas to Ohio. May God bless the victims and their families,” Trump said from the White House.
Watch the speech:
As with seemingly everything Trump says or does, the reaction was swift. Check out how abruptly Toledo began trending on GoogleGOOG, -3.38% :
To be fair, it wasn’t a good day for septuagenarian politicians, in general.
Joe Biden also took some hits after he got the locations wrong when addressing the shootings on Sunday night. In pool comments reported by the Hill, Biden referred to “tragic events” in Houston and Michigan before correcting himself.
There was no shortage of bipartisan backlash:
Apple Inc., IBM share losses contribute to Dow’s 636-point fall
Behind declines for shares of Apple Inc. and IBM, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is slumping Monday afternoon. Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, -4.95% and IBM IBM, -4.58% have contributed to the blue-chip gauge’s intraday decline, as the Dow DJIA, -2.66% was most recently trading 636 points, or 2.4%, lower. Apple Inc.’s shares have fallen $9.76 (4.8%) while those of IBM have declined $6.50 (4.4%), combining for an approximately 110-point drag on the Dow. Visa V, -4.42%, Intel INTC, -3.67%, and Goldman Sachs GS, -3.70% are also contributing significantly to the decline. A $1 move in any of the Dow’s 30 components results in a 6.78-point swing.
Judge to decide jail time of man who sent pipe bombs to Democrats, CNN
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are calling for a life prison sentence for a Florida amateur body builder who sent pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN. His lawyers say a decade in prison is enough.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff is scheduled Monday to decide how long Cesar Sayoc will spend behind bars.
The one-time stripper and pizza delivery man from Aventura, Florida, faces a mandatory decade in prison after pleading guilty to explosives charges for mailing 16 inoperative pipe bombs days before the midterm elections last fall.
Sayoc says he never intended for the explosives to work when he mailed them to Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, actor Robert De Niro and several members of Congress.
Prosecutors say a life sentence is “necessary and appropriate.”
El Paso shooting death toll rises to 22
- Two more people die of injuries sustained at the El Paso mass shooting, raising the death toll from that massacre to 22.
- In all, 31 were killed in back-to-back shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, renewing the debate about gun violence.
Two people have died of injuries sustained in the El Paso, Texas, mass shooting, raising the death toll from the massacre there to 22.
In all, 31 were killed in back-to-back shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, shaking the nation and renewing the debate over gun violence.
The Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso said one died Sunday night, and the other Monday morning.
The medical center said it has five patients in stable condition and one patient in critical condition.
A 21-year-old Dallas resident suspected of the El Paso killings is in police custody.
The suspect, Patrick Crusius, is believed to have written a screed claiming responsibility for the attack and railing against what he called a"Hispanic invasion of Texas," investigators said.
Federal prosecutors have classified the case as domestic terrorism.
Claudia Duran, an administrator in the El Paso County district attorney's office, told NBC News that prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty.
The Dayton shooting took place in a popular entertainment district in the city's downtown area early Sunday. The shooter — who wore a mask, hearing protection and a bullet proof vest — was killed by police within about 30 seconds.
Authorities identified him as 24-year-old Connor Betts, and said a motive is under investgation.