In the News: Mana/Riedel Wine Tasting, JC Fish Stand Grand Opening, Upscale Food Court for NY Port Authority


**Mana Wine and Riedel are holding an interactive seminar and wine tasting tonight from 6.30pm till 8pm at Mana Contemporary. The informal seminar will talk about the importance of using the right stemware with your wine and include a comparative wine tasting, from 7pm to 8pm. Cost is $50 per person (your ticket includes the tasting and a set of three Riedel wine glasses). —Mana Wine

**Upscale food is the last thing you’d expect to find at New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. However, OHM Concession Group has been given the green light to design a food court with three “diverse, high-end dining options.” OHM will pay a handsome $15.2 million over a 10-year lease for the dining space, which will be located near the main ticketing plaza. Construction is expected to start in February 2016. —Eater

**Designer John Schettino wants to give New York’s Penn Station a digital overhaul. New York Penn Station Atlas, as his project is called, is a “unique set of maps designed to help anyone easily find the best way to their destination in Penn Station.” Naturally, these maps, diagrams, and images are meant for use on a computer or mobile device. —Curbed

**A giant network of seawalls was proposed last week to protect low-lying areas of Hoboken and Weehawken from another devastating storm like Hurricane Sandy. In total, five proposals have been made and some could alter or block access to Hoboken’s famous waterfront. A final decision is expected for mid-2016 with a 2022 completion deadline. The winning design will be paid for by a $230 million federal grant. —

**JC Fish Stand will celebrate its grand opening this Wednesday, December 16th. The official ribbon cutting starts at 2.30pm with Mayor Steven Fulop and sales, raffles, and drinks/snacks will be available from 3pm till 7pm. The storefront is located at 508 Jersey Avenue. —JC Fish Stand

**A spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection recently said that no projects have officially been proposed for Liberty State Park. If you recall, last month the DEP published a report with suggestions for hotels and restaurants along Liberty State Park. The suggestions were a part of Gov. Christie’s plan to get the park closer to being financially self-sufficient. —

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