5/24/12 • Newsletter
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: AIRE ANCIENT BATHS
I have tested the waters at the 16,000-square-foot bathhouse. While it has some kinks to work out, it’s pretty spectacular. Start training for the heptabathalon!
It can be hard to keep up with everything that’s coming soon (or coming eventually), so here’s a quick rundown.
VACANT NO MORE
Another lot is getting luxury condos. The usual suspects are involved.
IN THE NEWS
••• 5/23: Verdict on 11-15 Leonard (sort of). Plus: Pier A timetable; World Trade Center sphere; 11 N. Moore to break ground; Andrew Albert verdict; Operation Sail; P.S. 276 kindergarten.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: DEMI MONDE
The new subterranean bar is obviously the coolest thing going in FiDi. But should you go?
SEEN & HEARD
••• 5/21: Bathhouse open for business. Plus: New Amsterdam Market; 250 West update; an excellent dessert; mysterious tree stump.
OPEN LETTER: 11-15 LEONARD
Every now and then someone copies me on an impassioned email that I think might foster debate, so I’m starting an occasional series called Open Letter. Up first: Hal Bromm’s plea to the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the proposed design for a new building at 11-15 Leonard.
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