In the News: Silver Lining Bar

••• After months of radio silence (at least when it came to answering my queries), the bar Silver Lining—an offshoot of Little Branch, on Murray between W. Broadway and Greenwich—has soft-opened, and will possibly open for real by this weekend. (Grub Street) Zagat went and took a photo, above.

••• “Battery Park City won’t be getting an ice rink this winter. Hope for the rink melted Tuesday morning with the announcement that the Battery Park City Authority had failed to find an operator for the rink for the second year in a row. The authority solicited bids for an operator earlier this year, but “unfortunately we received no responses,” said Gayle Horwitz, president of the Battery Park City Authority.” (DNAinfo)

••• “Rising sea levels force Battery Park City walkway to move.” (DNAinfo)

••• “An endowment established in memory of Battery Park City resident Helene Zucker Seeman, who was killed by a drunk driver in June, 2010, has met its fundraising goal of $50,000, and will soon produce the first of what are expected to be annual art exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “There is not enough evidence yet to say whether the dust and smoke cloud produced by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center caused cancer, federal officials concluded in a report released on Tuesday.” (New York Times)

••• “The city bulldozed the old Pearl Street Playground last month and plans to replace it with a larger, $2.1 million park featuring a spray shower, swings, separate play areas for toddlers and pre-teens, and new plants and benches. The triangular park, scheduled to open in the spring of 2012, will be about 30 percent bigger than the old one because the city took over the narrow, one-block Little Pearl Street, just north of the playground, and is incorporating it into the new park.” (DNAinfo)

••• The New York Times reviews Palm and Palm Too, progenitors of Palm Tribeca. Sam Sifton says it’s never “the Palm,” but it sure looks weird.


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