In the News: Super Linda

••• “Community Board 1’s Landmarks Committee on Sept. 15 gave a thumbs down to restaurateur Matt Abramcyk’s plans for the exterior of the space at 109 West Broadway [formerly Delphi] for his South American-style eatery, to be called Super Linda. The committee’s unanimous opinion, which stands a good chance of being ratified by the full community board, is advisory to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The commission’s hearing on the façade changes is scheduled for Sept. 28. The community board committee said Abramcyk’s proposal does not go far enough to fix the current façade, which they said is not in keeping with other buildings in the Tribeca Historic District.” (Tribeca Trib) So the status quo is preferable?

••• Actor Will Arnett used to call Tribeca “T-Bex” when he lived here. Ergh. (New York Post)

••• “The city is aggressively pursuing the Peck Slip Post Office as a new 400-seat elementary school for lower Manhattan. The city’s School Construction Authority bid on the property earlier this year, and since then the US Postal Service has been in touch several times to ask questions about the idea of a school, said Kenrick Ou, director of real estate services for the SCA. ‘The Post Office, we think, is taking our offer very seriously,’ Ou said at a meeting of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s school overcrowding task force on Thursday.” (DNAinfo)

••• “Claremont Prep’s new $40 million home at 25 Broadway has all the trappings one would expect of a $33,000-a-year private school: a recording studio, an art room overlooking New York Harbor and SmartBoards in every class. But so far, the feature that has most impressed Claremont’s middle and high school students is that they no longer have to rub elbows with Claremont’s preschool and elementary children, as they did when they shared a building at 41 Broad St.” (DNAinfo)

••• Did you see the article in Sunday’s New York Times about walking the entire perimeter of Manhattan? Two quibbles: “I did the walk solo one Saturday, starting with a coffee at dawn from the Starbucks above the Chambers Street subway near the top of Battery Park City.” And this: “Battery Park is an unsung hero of the city’s green spaces with its winding ‘nature boardwalks’ between Piers 26 and 34, a quiet bench area jutting into the Hudson at the end of Pier 40, pile fields emerging from the water like battalions of wooden soldiers, and assorted art works.”

••• The Solaire in BPC has a CSA arrangement with a farm in Vermont (?), notable in that participants get to choose their produce. (New York Times)


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