In the News: Preschool Bailing on FiDi

••• New York magazine looks at how SoulCycle casts its trainers.

••• The Broadsheet has a sweet story about the Ear Inn, post Sandy.

••• “The head of the Mandell School said Monday morning the uptown institution will open a new preschool location this fall inside the Archive Building on Greenwich and Barrow streets in the West Village, which hired experts determined would be a “safe” location, after their planned Broad Street location sustained water and electrical damage.” —DNAinfo

••• No less an authority than the Financial Times has chosen Frankly Wines and Chambers Street Wines as two of the city’s five best wine stores.

••• “Transatlantic Reinsurance Company will be taking six digits worth of square feet in Lower Manhattan. The leading international reinsurance organization will be moving their global headquarters from 80 Pine Street to One Liberty Plaza. The new office will span 3 stories and 134,000 square feet.” —Commercial Observer

Simit + Smith••• Robert Sietsema of the Village Voice reviews the bagelesque simits coming soon to FiDi and Worth Street.

••• “The board of a Financial District condominium [80 John] has filed a $3 million suit against developer WSA Equities […] over alleged construction defects. It has also filed a separate suit against a financial analyst for allegedly renting out her unit to transient visitors in violation of the city’s multiple dwelling law.” —The Real Deal (via Curbed)


1 Comment

  1. What a flimsy excuse on Mandel’s part. The real reason more likely is that there is no need for another ridiculously high priced private school when all of the public schools in FiDi, Tribeca and BPC are so highly regarded. The storm was just an easy way out. The public schools are so good that we just need more of them as people have made this neighborhood the most desired to raise a family in Manhattan.