In the News: Rethinking the WTC Performing Arts Center

••• The New Yorker reviews Aamanns-Copenhagen, comparing it to… Le Pain Quotidien? (Beats Pret a Manger.) I’ve had some really good meals there (A-C, I mean, not LPQ or PaM.)

The old design

The old design

••• An update on the still-imaginary World Trade Center Performing Arts Center: “The performing arts center will instead be a multidisciplinary space that includes theater, music and film, as well as dance [….] While the Joyce will retain a role at the site, dance will just be one part of many different kinds of programming.” Also: “To lower the construction costs the board has eliminated some features from the center, like classrooms. More critically the number of stages has been reduced from the four that were originally called for—three for the Signature and one for the Joyce—to a main stage and a 200-seat flexible space.” Frank Gehry is still designing it, but it won’t look like the model we’ve been seeing for years. —New York Times

••• Manhattan Loft Guy looks at the comps for a gut reno at 39 Worth.

••• “Barring any unforeseen setbacks, last night the Hudson River Park staff switched the power at Pier 40 from the generator which was installed following Hurricane Sandy, to temporary transformers. This will fully restore power to the pier, on a temporary basis, until the permanent transformers are built and installed.” —Broadsheet

••• “Necessary Clothing just got its sixth Manhattan store, and it’s first that’s not on Broadway. The chain has just opened a shop at 261-263 Canal Street, which is between Broadway and Lafayette.” —Racked


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