We were just told by some Chumley's insiders that some idiot put up a blog posting somewhere in the world about Chumley's not opening until 2009.
Way to fuel a completely inaccurate fire. The 2009 permit has been on the building for quite some time, as has the scaffolding...which was way before the chimney collapsed. The permit is for the residential construction above and has nothing to do with Chumley's.
Perhaps Batali is right...Bloggers SHOULD be more responsible....or in this case, at least read the permit.