In the News: New Elementary School

••• “After months of waiting, organizers behind an unorthodox charter middle school [Innovate Manhattan] got official word today that they can move this September into the six classrooms of Tweed Courthouse [right]—but for just one year. In 2012, a new Lower Manhattan elementary school will get its start at Tweed and remain for three years until its building is ready, the Department of Education announced. Negotiations are underway between the city and the U.S. Postal Service for leasing rights to vacated space in the Peck Slip post office for a 476-seat elementary school.” (Tribeca Trib; see also New York Times, DNAinfo)

••• Remember that loft on Apartment Therapy—the one with the books? Always fascinating Manhattan Loft Guy (a.k.a. Sandy Mattingly) says it’s at 16 Jay, and he dissects its recent selling history.

••• Two uncombined apartments in 195 Hudson—home to Hova and Sasha Fierce—are on the market. (Curbed)

••• “Longtime resident recalls downside of pre-PEP era in BPC.” It’s worth clicking the link just to see the photo of half-built BPC. (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “Floyd Cardoz talks a little about his plans for his new restaurant in Battery Park City, North End Grill. They are going to grow as much on the rooftop farm as possible—lettuce, tomatoes, berries, garlic—the menu will be 60 percent seafood, most of it from the East Coast, and maybe, just maybe, there will be a scotch bar.” (Eater, summarizing Nation’s Restaurant News)

••• “Two teens fell victim to separate violent robberies in Lower Manhattan earlier this month.” (Tribeca Trib)


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