In the News: Tribeca’s Kitchen Is Moving Forward

••• Tribeca Trib says the full Community Board 1 voted against Tribeca’s Kitchen’s liquor-license application, despite concessions the Gee Whiz guys were willing to make (“to add insulation to the ceiling, to close an hour earlier, and to add a device to the smokestack that would largely eliminate odors”). So they’ll just go for a beer and wine license, which the State Liquor Authority is unlikely to have any problem with.

••• “Documenting the End of Tribeca’s ‘El'” (as in elevated railway). —Tribeca Trib

••• “Residents of 22 River Terrace in Battery Park City will soon have a new landlord. Rockrose, which opened the 27-story, 324-unit luxury rental apartment tower in 2001, has a contract to sell it to Los Angeles-based Centurion Real Estate Partners for $265 million. […] Speculation was rife that the prospective new owners would convert the property to condos but no one involved could be reached last night.” —New York Post

••• “The Village Voice has left the building—and left the Village entirely, for that matter. Its new home is on the 21st floor at 80 Maiden Lane, a few blocks away from what some say is a fitting symbol for the Voice’s new corporate ownership, Wall St.” —Downtown Express

••• More info on the ice rink, from DNAinfo: “Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Each skating session will cost $12.50 per person. Skate rentals will be available for $5 and skate sharpening will run about $15, Brookfield said. In addition to offering open skating sessions, the rink will also host hockey classes and various skating events, which are still being scheduled. Family seasonal passes for skating access will also be sold as well. Brookfield, which is running the ice rink with Asphalt Green Battery Park City and Liberty View Ice Rink, hopes it will be a permanent, seasonal feature in Battery Park City.”

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