In the News: Massive Line Dance

••• “What does it take to get 150 New Yorkers to get up and dance in public? The largest, liveliest, loudest festive line-dance ever staged. The brainchild of renowned Montreal-based choreographer Sylvain Emard, Le Grand Continental, which has been performed by dance teams of amateur participants in Montreal and Mexico City, arrives at Pier 16 and 17 of the South Street Seaport this weekend.” —Broadsheet

••• “The board of the Battery Park City Authority has a new chairman, as well as a second new member. Westchester businessman and Democratic party insider Dennis Mehiel was confirmed by the State Senate on Wednesday. […] Earlier this month, the State Senate also confirmed Carl F. Mattone.” Perhaps they’ll address the Asphalt Green stalemate? —Broadsheet

By James Maher for the Daily News

••• The New York Daily News did a woman-on-the-street interview with Amy Hicks about why she prefers Nolita to Tribeca: “My kids are two and four months. It’s a good community as far as families. It’s not too crazy like Tribeca, which has kind of turned into mommy-ville. My husband likes to be near the action. He owns a few Pizzerias,”—does the capital P mean something?—”one of which is on Bleecker. He found Tribeca to be a bit boring. You don’t get so much of that here. It’s trendy; there’s good shopping here. You never want to be too far from the shopping.” Funny, she looks like she’d fit in just fine.

••• “Millennium High School is finally getting much-needed improvements to the space it uses for gym classes. Thanks to a $400,000 grant from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Millennium’s worn-out multipurpose room will soon get a top-to-bottom renovation, including new wood sprung floors and padded panels for the walls, […] new elliptical machines, treadmills and other exercise equipment, along with a protected audio-visual system for the multipurpose room.” —DNAinfo


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