In the News: The History of Beach Street

••• Ephemeral New York on the history of Beach Street, including how it got its name: “It’s actually a corruption of Bache, named for Paul Bache, the son-in-law of Leonard Lispenard, who himself (or an older family member) was the namesake of nearby Lispenard Street.”

••• “New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to remove a plaque commemorating Philippe Pétain, the leader of Vichy France, from the city’s Canyon of Heroes [a.k.a. lower Broadway], as leaders across the nation debate the future of monuments and statues honoring controversial figures.” —Wall Street Journal

••• A Wall Street Journal article about designing interiors for families mentions “the Tribeca loft that Manhattan-based Ghislaine Viñas and architect Steven Kratchman created for a couple who like to entertain without their four young children underfoot. […] Above a room that includes a Murphy bed for guests, an office nook for Mom, room to romp for the kids and a TV area, she tucked an enclosed loft, accessible by ladder, that’s lined with indoor-outdoor carpeting; its walls feature eight peek-a-boo holes through which little hands and feet can wave at anyone below.”

••• WeWork “inked a deal to take four full floors spanning 85,000 square feet at Capital Properties’ 115 Broadway.” —Real Deal

••• Neat footage of last night’s storm from Ethan Harp, reporter at NBC News Radio/WOR.

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  1. As a former resident of Beach Street, I’m interested in its history. Oliver Allen’s tremendous book “Tribeca – A Pictorial History” includes a chapter on Alfred Ely Beach, inventor and builder of an experimental subway that ran between Murray and Warren near Broadway. I always assumed that Beach Street was named after him.

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