Better Business Bureau: When not to pay money for an 'emergency' Huntington Herald Dispatch
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Presenters representing a number of organizations aimed at helping small businesses, especially those operated by Latino owners, came to the Riverbank Community Center recently...
On Saturday, the city closed a swath of East 42nd Street because chef Daniel Boulud’s newest project, Le Pavillon, was expecting an unusual delivery: 10,000 pounds of black olive trees trucked in from Florida. A massive crane hoisted the 20-foot-tall trees to a group of workers perched on a second-story platform at One Vanderbilt — a $3.3 billion office tower overlooking Grand Central Terminal that developer SL Green unveiled last fall. The trees were then funneled into the 1,400-foot-tall tower through a window that had been removed specifically for the purpose. Once inside, the olive trees were placed in 3-feet-deep pits dug through the floor of the restaurant, where they will grow using special “grow lights” to mimic their natural habitat. Thousands of pounds of soil was brought in to fill the holes and cover their roots — one wheelbarrow at a time. When Le Pavillon opens next month, the 11,000-foot, 100-seat restaurant with 30-foot bar designed by Isay Weinfeld will boast a flowering garden with trees bifurcating the glass dining room. A large communal-style table will be centered near the trees. Ceiling heights will rise to 58 feet. Even for Boulud — a world-famous chef with a restaurant empire that