In the News: The Way Warren Was

••• “Island Global Yachting will take over operations of a sailing school at Battery Park City’s North Cove Marina when the season begins on May 1. Brookfield Properties, which leases the marina from the Battery Park City Authority, announced the decision Thursday to Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee. IGY has been running the marina, where yacht owners pay to dock, for the past two seasons. The company will replace the Offshore Sailing School, which is pulling out of the marina after two seasons.” Island Global Yachting is owned by a friend of governor Andrew Cuomo, who oversees the Battery Park City Authority. —Tribeca Trib

••• 111 Murray is more than halfway to its total height (58 stories, 800 feet). —YIMBY

••• “Starbucks is ending its Evenings program, which offered wine, beer and small plates of food in the late afternoons and evenings at more than 400 stores nationwide. […] With the company planning to build a slew of new high-end stores and focusing much of its food efforts on lunchtime, the current version of the Evenings program will end on Jan. 10 at the roughly 439 company-operated locations in the U.S. that offer it. (Some U.S. licensed stores, as well as some international stores, may continue the Evenings program.)” A couple in FiDi sold beer and wine, or at least planned to. —Seattle Times (via Grub Street)

••• The Dirty Old 1970’s New York City page on Facebook posted a wonderful old photo of “Warren Street between West Broadway and Greenwich Street, facing West, early ’80s.” It couldn’t be much more different than it is now. (The page locates images through Google Image Search, and there’s a disclaimer that it doesn’t have the rights—which is why I’m not posting it here. But I couldn’t resist a thumbnail detail on the home page.)

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