Ian Schrager is bringing in some firepower to the Gramercy Park Hotel: Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality will take over space formerly occupied by Wakiya, and David Rockwell will handle the design, although the "Italian-inspired" restaurant doesn't have a chef or name just yet. [NYT]
• In a chat with the Observer, Meyer says he's "intrigued by the possibilities" of working with Schrager. He also says he has no plans to take over the Rainbow Room, and remains undecided about a bid for Tavern on the Green. [NYO]
• Rumor has it Todd English is out at The Libertine at the Gild Hall hotel. [TFB]
Keith McNally's Minetta Tavern has added a late-night menu. [GS]
• A group of sad Beatrice Inn regulars gathered at the Cooper Square Hotel on Friday night. In attendance: one-half of the Olsen twins, Chloe Sevigny, and "some skinny guys with mustaches," naturally. [DBTH]
• The sandwich shop Crosby Connection opened on Bleecker today. [Eater]
• The best street food in NYC, at least according to the Post. [NYP]

Steve Hanson's BR Guest is opening a bar/lounge in the meatpacking district this May, if a recent job posting is any guide. [GS]
• Café Noir is taking over the Bar Martignetti space on Lafayette. [DBTH]
• The East Village bar Von is opening a downstairs lounge. [GS]
• A variety of Tax Day restaurant specials are headed your way. [NRN]
New York's Adam Platt isn't too impressed with Inakaya and its circus-like antics which make for a "Disney-style atmosphere." [NYM]
• Gin is the new vodka, in case you haven't heard. [WSJ]
Donatella Arpaia and Michael Psilakis's venue at the Viceroy Miami opens in a few days. The duo's gastropub, Gus & Gabriel's, opens in June. [iVillage, GS]