In the News: 5 Beekman

••• “This evening at 6:30 pm, the District 2 Community Education Council invites the public to a meeting on the proposed new school zoning maps for Peck Slip, as well as new schools in the West Village/Chelsea and Upper East side. The proposed zoning maps will impact the Lower Manhattan school zones for PS 89, PS 234, PS 276, and PS 397. This meeting will take place at PS 40 Auditorium at 319 East 19th Street between First and Second Avenues. The zoning process will continue in early October with public hearings in each proposed new school zone. for more information.” —Broadsheet Daily

••• “The newly remodeled Battery Park City Ballfields will be open for practice this Saturday,” after a ribbon-cutting, natch. —Broadsheet Daily

••• FindEatDrink interviewed Marc Forgione about the places he likes (many of which are around here) and other stuff.

••• 5 Beekman (right) “will now consider productions of any size, and are flexible in their rates.” —Scouting New York (click to see the pix if you don’t remember them), via Curbed

••• Not our neighborhood, but still: Check out the proposal for the “Low Line” park on the Lower East Side. —Curbed

••• “New York’s much-anticipated bike-share program rolled into Bowling Green Wednesday afternoon, inviting local residents and workers to take a spin. Well ahead of Alta Bicycle Share program official launch next summer—with 10,000 bikes docked at 600 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn—Alta was giving New Yorkers a glimpse of what’s to come, with staff was on hand Wednesday to answer questions and demonstrate the technology.” —DNAinfo

••• “‘The Dream House’ reopens Saturday.” (I wrote about what it’s like here.) —New York Observer

••• “Pace University’s 650-seat Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts next month will launch a performance and lecture series that aims to establish the university as a downtown cultural powerhouse.” —Wall Street Journal. Here’s the schedule.

••• Actor Jesse L. Martin appears to live in Tribeca: “I’m a New Yorker. Tribeca. To own a New York apartment is like owning a big shiny badge. My life now is out looking for a lady. Failing that, I’m willing to settle for a dog.” —New York Post


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  1. I think Jesse has lived here for MANY years. I had seen him in Rent before he was on L&O (early to mid nineties?) and was telling my sister who was sitting next to me on the subway home that he was by far the best performer in the show. This guy standing above me tapped my program and sat down with us and said “Hey, you’re talking about me. Thanks! I’ve never overheard myself being complimented. You heading downtown? I live in Tribeca and love to hang in Wash Market Park with my godson.” A cute and chatty guy and back then he was living on Chambers near W B’way. Am thinking he has escalated his digs but definitely a longtime lover of Tribeca!