In the News: Teardrop Park South

Teardrop Park South (courtesy Curbed)

Teardrop Park South (courtesy Curbed)

••• “Battery Park City’s long-delayed Teardrop Park South […] will finally open on May 12. Designed by the team from Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the new Teardrop South completes the pocket park package in BPC North, where the original Teardrop opened in 2006. This new section has two water features that will delight kids of all ages: A moving sheet of filtered and purified water that skims across panels of rippled blue stone, and a gushing spring set within big blocks of Devonian sandstone. A stacked wooden amphitheater offers a place both for hanging out and climbing, plus seating for presentations by Poets House, where a big glass garage door can be raised to create a canopied stage.” (Curbed)

••• The New York Times drops in on Thirty Days NY: “On a warm day last week, [Joshua] White was standing at the rear of a vast loft space in Tribeca, home for a month to a contemporary happening called Thirty Days NY—part pop-up store, part gallery, part performance space where a full roster of readings, discussions and parties that have already threatened to turn into raves will go on through early May.” Did he just say “raves”?

••• “Community Board 1’s Youth and Education Committee passed a resolution last night opposing the creation of a fourth kindergarten class at P.S. 397 (the Spruce Street School) which, the resolution said, would prevent the school from fulfilling its original mission to serve kindergarten through eighth grade. Department of Education (DOE) plans are now under consideration that would attempt to relieve school overcrowding in Lower Manhattan by expanding P.S. 397’s incoming kindergarten class to four sections.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “According to a sign on the window, the neighborhood’s second Chipotle, at 101 Fulton (and William Street), has been slightly delayed and will now open a week later than expected, on April 28. And Five Guys, at 112 Fulton, is still “opening soon” (the burger joint signed a fifteen-year lease at the location). Also in the wings is a fourth branch of Bread Factory Café at 125 Fulton. A few doors down, it remains to be seen who will move in to the now-vacant Blarney Stone space — our money’s on Subway.” (Grub Street)

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