In the News: Battery Park City Security Settlement

••• One Drink Ahead raves about Shigure, the sake bar and restaurant you should consider for your next First Time Tuesday adventure: “Shigure’s food got me more excited than the cool beverage program, and has me anxious to return. Shigure was mostly empty on the night of our visit, but we expect that to change. The authenticity and flavors are here, adding up to one quirky, awesome izakaya.”

••• Well + Good says Aqua Studio (home to aquaspinning) is opening April 15.

••• The old South Ferry subway stop reopened. —Wall Street Journal

••• Hale & Hearty reopened at Maiden Lane and Pearl. —Downtown Lunch

••• “13 Parks Department workers get $165,000 settlement after claiming race-based transfers in Battery Park City. The Public Enforcement Patrol officers filed their suit after being transferred out of the area in March 2011—which came months after escalating tensions between the mostly minority agents and some residents—and were replaced with white and light-skinned staffers. The workers also complained of racist graffiti in Battery Park City that was directed at them.” —New York Daily News (on March 28), via the Broadsheet

••• There’s just enough Tribeca in the video for Cat Power’s “Manhattan”—my favorite song of the past year—to justify posting it. (via EV Grieve and Curbed)


1 Comment

  1. Went to Shigure after you review just before credit card facility was up.
    It was very quiet but the service, food and sake was excellent.

    Hoping more people discover this great little addition to our neighborhood