In the News: City Hall Reno

••• Jill Abramson, the new executive editor of the New York Times, lives in Tribeca. (Adweek)

••• The New Yorker gets inside the apartment next to the townhouses where Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under house arrest.

••• The New York Times reviews the show of Tom Fairs’s drawings at KS Art: “Working with soft pencils in sketchbooks ranging from postcard- to laptop-size, Fairs drew the Victorian buildings, cobbled allies and backyard gardens around his North London home and the woods and fields of nearby Hampstead Heath with an almost shocking avidity.”

••• A (the?) penthouse at 45 Walker—complete with koi pond—is $2 million less than it used to be. (Curbed)

by Michael Appleton (courtesy the New York Times)

••• Inside the City Hall renovation: “The east wing is scheduled to reopen by October, and the entire project should be completed by March.” (New York Times)

••• “Pace University wants to transform the barren plaza in front of its downtown campus into an urban oasis. […] Rather than the largely empty concrete plaza dotted with ‘ugly planters,’ [Tobias Bisharat, Pace’s director of facilities, planning and design] envisions a lush green space with tables, chairs and public art. Instead of commuters rushing across the plaza to get to the subway, Bisharat sees people relaxing under umbrellas, enjoying views of City Hall Park and the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge.” Sure, why not—but locals still aren’t going to hang out there. (DNAinfo)

••• Serious Eats likes the desserts at Tiny’s. (via Eater)

••• “Parents are furious about an Education Department’s plan to partner with a charter high school that’s looking to start up a program Downtown. Residents say the city has been denying requests to add more seats for lower school grades.” (DNAinfo)

••• “Fatty ‘Cue, our first ‘Fatty at the Battery’ kiosk, is now open in Battery Park!” Here’s the NYT blurb. (via DNAinfo’s @JulieShapiro on Twitter)


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