The Hype: They have had and are having some dinners with some impressive guest chefs.
The Reality: Navy’s Camille Becerra already put one together, as did Whitney Aycock, known locally as “The Pizza Nazi.” Though there was no pizza when we were there, and the waitresses-elbowing-you-in-the-head quotient was higher than we’d have liked.
The Hype: The dinners take place at a few long communal tables by candlelight beneath a long, charming outdoor stretch of giant palm trees.
The Reality: They do.
The Hype: Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha) is putting together movie nights.
The Reality: Yes. Cool.
The Hype: It’s got a spa.
The Reality: It’s got a small cement hole in the ground that will, we’re told, be a mud bath imminently. You’ll wash this mud off in the ocean.
The Hype: You should trek to Rockaway to check this out.
The Reality: There’s... still a lot to finish.
Mud-bath zoning laws are a bitch.