In the News: BPC Ice Rink Kiboshed

••• “The Battery Park City Authority was unable to find a new vendor to run the seasonal, outdoor ice rink that debuted last winter on the ball fields at Warren and West Streets, the agency’s chief executive announced on Wednesday.” No doubt someone is blaming Goldman Sachs for this…. (Tribeca Trib)

••• The New York Times reviewed Tiny Furniture, which is set (and was shot) in Tribeca: “Aura, who stirs your sympathy even as she routinely tests your patience, oscillating between likable and dislikable, is no ordinary movie character.” Word.

••• “Last night, a group of young self-identified feminists from across the political spectrum gathered in front of a wine-sipping crowd at 92Y Tribeca to talk about their generation with the pioneering writer of The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf.” I will never understand why any sane person wouldn’t “self-identify” as a feminist. (Wall Street Journal)

••• “A seven-story, roughly 40,000-square-foot vacant commercial building at 140 William Street once owned by real estate developer Kent Swig has begun seeking tenants for the first time since it changed hands, after sitting vacant for ‘several years,’ according to Sierra Realty, the exclusive leasing brokerage for the Financial District property.” (The Real Deal, via Curbed)

••• “The Blue School—an innovative nursery and elementary school started by the three founders of a notorious [to whom?!] avant-garde theater troupe, Blue Man Group, and their wives—has signed an agreement to purchase a 33,000-square-foot, six-story building at 241 Water St., one block south of the Brooklyn Bridge. The school, which started as a tiny nursery in 2006 and has been operating out of a variety of temporary spaces in the East Village ever since, has been growing at a rapid pace. Currently, the school has 150 students enrolled in the nursery school through second grade. Next year, it will add a third grade, and the new space will allow it to accommodate 320 students and expand to fourth and fifth grades within two years.” (Crain’s)


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