In the News: Battery Park Windmill

••• Harvey Keitel and CB1 chair Julie Menin express their displeasure to the New York Post about the prospect of the NYPD 1st Precinct’s stables being moved to make room for a World Trade Center command center with 687 cops (can that number be right?). Horse puns ensue. Related: Check out the new Tribeca Citizen T-shirt design at right. Come on, Harvey! Pony up for one!

••• Gothamist has some great photos (like the one at left) of the new New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion—which needs a new name—at Battery Park, including ones of the nightly colored-light show, which I may have been wrong to doubt. Also: DNAinfo has an article on the ribbon-cutting and Broadsheet Daily found out some details about the Merchants Hospitality restaurant in the kiosk (article may not be online yet). This is going to sound bitchy—because it is, LOL!—but nothing Merchants has done in the past makes me want to eat there.

••• Nightline‘s Jeremy Hubbard tries SoulCycle in Tribeca only to have the result be “20 minutes of workout-induced vomit.” Note: The video on the link page is unrelated, so you can ignore/mute it.

••• “Condo owners at Rector Square, the botched Battery Park City condo conversion by beleaguered developer Yair Levy, can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Court documents show that The Related Cos, which took over the buildings’ unsold units earlier this year, has agreed to work with the condo owners to build a more stable reserve fund and allow Rector Square to operate under its own board, relieving the project of its court-appointed receiver.” (Crain’s)


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  1. Totally agree about Merchants. They did such a great job renovating Steamer’s Landing and they still try to feed us the same crappy food that they serve at all their other restaurants.