In the News: P.S. 234 Waitlist Over

••• A CPA wrote about façade easements, particularly involving Cobblestone Lofts (28 Laight) and a lawsuit, for Forbes.

••• “The wait is aready over for children on the P.S. 234 kindergarten waitlist. Last week the school’s principal, Lisa Ripperger, sent letters to all 22 remaining families on the list to say their children will have a seat at the school. Ripperger created the extra space […] by adding another kindergarten section—a sixth—to her school.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “A new bar and restaurant is opening soon in the former Yankee Clipper space on John Street—despite objections from many of the building’s residents. At a tense Community Board 1 meeting last week, condo owners at 170 John St. confronted the team behind The Trading Post, the new eatery that is now under construction in the landmarked building.” —DNAinfo

••• Potbelly Sandwich Shop has a new “Mediterranean” vegetarian sandwich. —Midtown Lunch

••• “I’ve only eaten at the Yushi in the World Financial Center once to try their healthy take on chicken katsu, but it wasn’t bad, so I was happy to see paper up in a window on Pearl St. btw. Maiden Lane and Pine saying it was forthcoming. They’re known for their conveyor belt sushi and also have hot items and other Japanese fare in a fast food setting.” —Midtown Lunch

••• “A few days ago, the Post reported that JCPenney had signed a lease for 200 Lafayette Street, but it was unclear what might be happening with the building’s 11,500-square-foot retail space. Now, the Commercial Observer confirms that JCPenney did indeed lease the retail portion of the building.” Wait, what’s that sound? Could it be nails in Soho’s coffin? —Racked


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