In the News: Anne Frank Center USA

by Natalie Jeyssar for the Wall Street Journal

••• The Anne Frank Center USA is indeed coming to 100 Church (right). “The nonprofit organization is leasing 2,500 square feet of space on the ground floor of 100 Church St. The Anne Frank Center, which provides educational programs about the Holocaust, is currently on Crosby Street. It expects to reopen at the Church street building in time for the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. [… The] new location will have a representation of Anne Frank’s bedroom in the Amsterdam building where her family hid from the Nazis and where she wrote her famous diary.” (Wall Street Journal)

••• “[Pier 25’s] much-anticipated beach volleyball courts and miniature-golf course are finally set to open at the beginning of May, said Bob Townley, executive director of the downtown community nonprofit group Manhattan Youth.” Actual date not announced yet. ” The volleyball courts and the mini-golf course “will likely be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Townley said. The mini-golf will cost about $5 per round for adults and $4 for children. […] Manhattan Youth will also move its free Friday-night jazz show out to the stargazing deck at the tip of Pier 25.” Why is miniature golf cheaper for kids? I’m only partially being a devil’s advocate here: They take so long to finish a hole that they should really pay more. It’s not like a museum where we’re incentivizing them to learn something. (DNAinfo)

••• “The PBS character Arthur the Aardvark has enriched the lives of millions of children—and the pocketbook of its creator, Marc Brown, who recently got a little more enrichment when he sold his sprawling townhouse at 19 Jay St. in Tribeca for just under $10 million.” (New York Post) It was originally put on the market for $15.8 million in 2006. (Curbed)

••• Curbed recaps “Selling New York,” which featured an Upper East Side couple’s quest to find a Tribeca apartment, along with visits to Dane Park Patisserie and Tribeca Grill.


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