anticipated opening The issue went before the FCRC on June 6th where it was slammed by numerous neighborhood residents, advocacy groups and elected officials. The FCRC was supposed to rule in August but that never happened.
“It’s a dream come true," Chef Don Pintabona, one of the managing partners of O-V. said at the time of the announcement. Partnering with Pintabona was Giorgio Kolaj, who also with Chef Pintabona operate Valentino’s on the Green, a new NYC park concession, in Bayside, Queens.
According to the parks department the interior décor was to include a large communal table and a full-service wine bar. A new outdoor dining area on the north plaza was to include scrim awnings, and the lighting design to "cast a warm and inviting glow during evening hours."