In the News: Big New Dance Complex

••• Gibney Dance is taking over the 36,000-square-foot space at 280 Broadway, formerly occupied by the former Dance New Amsterdam. Founder Gina Gibney told the Wall Street Journal that the new outpost would be in addition to its current Flatiron one, and that “although her plans for the downtown space are yet to be finalized, she expects to renovate 280 Broadway in a way that will make it a resource for emerging artists [….] Her plans for 280 Broadway include creating a digital media center, a high-tech performance lab and a black box theater.” And it’ll offer dance classes.

••• “A trio of armed robbers struck Lower Manhattan in back-to-back attacks last week, threatening a man with a knife near Pace University and then beating a woman to the ground in Tribeca shortly afterward, police said.” The attacks were around 1 a.m. —DNAinfo

••• Michael “Shvo and partner, the Keystone Group […] have closed on the western end of the blockfront bounded by Watt, Broome and Varick streets. […] Comprised of eight parcels consisting of townhouses, vacant land and air rights totaling 280,000 square feet of development space, it is expected to become the largest ground-up project in Soho. A 290-foot tall tower is permitted as-of-right on the 20,000 square feet of land—about half an acre.” —New York Post

••• “The sixth-floor pipe at the top of 25 Leonard St. burst shortly after 1:10 p.m. […] showering water throughout the building’s lower floors and flooding the lobby.” —Downtown Express

••• Tex-Mex fast-food restaurant Tres Carnes is opening at 101 Maiden Lane. —DNAinfo

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