In the News: Hudson Square Rezoning Moves Forward

Hudson Square graphic••• “The City Planning Commission voted today to approve the Hudson Square Rezoning. […] The rezoning encompasses approximately an 18-block area that sits west of Soho and south of the South Village, and it will allow for increased residential development to encourage a mixed-use 24/7 neighborhood. Trinity Church, which owns 40 percent of the property in the rezoning area, applied for the changes, originally asking for building heights of 320 feet along wide streets and 185 feet along narrow streets. The approved plan calls for slightly shorter buildings, capping the height at 290 feet. […] Other changes, which Trinity agreed to, include limited hotel development, creating a new school, and creating more open space.” The graphic above, courtesy Curbed, illustrates the problem I have with the “Hudson Square” name—it has to extend to the river to make sense. —Curbed

••• The New York Post rips Tribeca Canvas.

••• Umami Burger appears to be opening in the World Financial Center a.k.a. Brookfield Place. That’s practically across the street from Shake Shack. —Eater

••• The New York Times reviews the new eight-hour show at Soho Rep, calling it “entrancing, maddening, heartbreaking, sidesplitting, even, in its humble way, awe-inspiring.”

••• JumpLife Gym, at Broadway and Canal, uses trampolines. —DNAinfo

••• “Battery Park City resident Jenifer Rajkumar has launched an exploratory bid for the City Council seat,  representing much of Lower Manhattan, currently held by Margaret Chin.” —Broadsheet

••• Kutsher’s Tribeca has a new chef, Thomas Higuchi-Crowell. —New York Times

••• Downtown Lunch likes the fried chicken at a cart at W. Broadway and Park Place.

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  1. no pictures at the jump class trampoline site, but they have club music and lighting… really, who could ask for anything more!