Newsletter: July 6

Ducks by NancyTHE DUCKS IN ROCKEFELLER PARK
J. reported not having seen the ducks lately, but other readers produced photos (such as the one above, from Nancy) But J. still wonders whether the water level in the pond has changed in such a way as to make nesting impossible.

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51 WarrenNOSY NEIGHBOR
“Do you know what’s going on with the DanceBody studio on Warren? It was scheduled to open in the spring. I’ve seen a few stop-work orders.” —K. The answer.

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Downtown Wine & Liquors SEEN & HEARD
••• 7/3: Ward III sees light at the end of the tunnel. Plus: A new street tree at 290 West; “Wizard of Oz”–themed art exhibit; Houseman chicken recipe.
••• 7/5: The Warren Street reconstruction is moving east. Plus: Downtown Wine & Liquors has closed after thirty years; kiddie rides up for adoption; new children’s ballet school; summer show at Alexander and Bonin; gallery gone dark for two-month renovation.

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courtesy Island OysterIN THE NEWS
••• 7/3: Another celebrity bought at 443 Greenwich. Plus: The Grand Banks guys’ new Governors Island restaurant (above); Oculus evacuated over suspicious package; Knicks player says he choked woman because she attacked his “private parts”; husband of bike-accident victim sues park.
••• 7/5: Downtown residents win a round in rent fight. Plus: Rally to encourage Governor Cuomo to sign Battery Park City representation bill; great photo of W. Broadway in 1979; new Wall Street café.

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Sunset ParkFIELD TRIP: SUNSET PARK
Having already explored Bay Ridge, at the end of NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route, I set off for the second-to-last stop—Sunset Park, another neighborhood I knew zip about.

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