In the News: The City Realizes That Downtown Needs Schools

••• “The Department of Education said Wednesday that 1,000 new elementary school seats were needed to combat [Lower Manhattan’s] space crunch. […] There remains no timeline yet to build them.” —DNAinfo

••• As predicted in the Broadway’s Residential Boom post, the beautiful building at 319 Broadway is indeed being converted into residences. (Rentals, in fact.) —Buzz Buzz Home (which has a bit of 80s fever, calling the building ones of the original “Thompson Twins” instead of “Thomas Twins”)

••• More on the Miramar, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant that opened in south Battery Park City. —Downtown Express

••• Rockrose is trying to sell 22 River Terrace. —Real Estate Weekly

••• Hard to blame Beastie Boy Mike D and his wife, Tamra Davis, for leaving Tribeca. Their Cobble Hill townhouse is lovely. —The New York Times


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