In the News: The 2017 River to River Festival

••• “Café Altro Paradiso Recalibrates Its Menu After Some Hard Lesson” is the headline on Eater‘s post about the restaurant’s new all-day menu and forthcoming addition of a burger to its dinner menu. (“Is this good news?” asked my husband when I emailed the post to him, because we’re always thinking about going there, and I honestly can’t tell. Adding a burger often reeks of desperation.)

••• Director Oliver Stone reportedly bought at 2 River Terrace. —New York Post

••• Shinola is having a part this Saturday for its new Dumbo store. —New York Times

••• “Neely and Chloe Burch’s Neely & Chloe showroom, which has preppy summer essentials like a candy-stripe beach tote ($248) and leather slides ($178), is now open by appointment. At 148 Franklin Street, fourth floor.” (The brand’s website says it’s based at 185 Franklin. Maybe that’s administrative?) —New York Times

••• “A new report by the City’s Independent Budget Office indicates that Battery Park City and the Financial District have the highest turnover of tenants in rent-stabilized apartment units of any community in the five boroughs, when tallying buildings built after 1974. […] The website of the City’s Rent Guidelines Board […] lists ten rental buildings in Battery Park City that are subject to rent stabilization: 50 and 70 Battery Place; 20 and 41 River Terrace; 200, 211, 212, 300 and 325 North End Avenue; and 400 Chambers Street. (Gateway Plaza is excluded from this list because it practices an modified form of rent-stabilization which falls outside the jurisdiction of City regulators.) Because several of these buildings are widely believed to be likely candidates for conversion from rental use to condominiums, it appears probable that the turnover rate for rent-stabilized units in Manhattan is destined to rise further still.” —Broadsheet

••• “A multimedia opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs; an expansive artwork about the African diaspora; and a site-specific music and dance spectacle about the United States’ immigrant history are among the more than 100 events planned for this year’s River to River Festival. The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s annual festival of dance, music, theater and visual art is to run June 14 through June 25 at locations in Lower Manhattan and on Governors Island.” Photo by Darial Sneed. —New York Times

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