In the News: Grand Banks Opens Thursday

••• Battery Park’s SeaGlass carousel is now delayed until at least next spring. —DNAinfo

Grand-Banks-Schooner-SZ••• Pier 25 boat bar Grand Banks opens Thursday; Eater has the menu. P.S. What’s up with these menus without prices? I’m guessing it’s something the PR company thinks is a good idea.

••• A rundown of this weekend’s LGBT Pride events, including the ones on Pier 26. —Downtown Express

••• “A Tribeca resident and father of three [David Faucon] donated $20,000 toward repairs for offices and performance spaces of the Church Street School for Music and Art, 74 Warren St., which were severely damaged in March when a fire broke out in an apartment above, setting off sprinklers.” —Tribeca Trib

••• Curbed checks out 56 Leonard’s StreetEasy page: “It says that 138 apartments are in contract, and that the 34 closed sales result in an average of $2,622 per square foot. But the most bonkers thing about it is that, actually, the last ‘regular’ apartment 44 West, listed for $14 million, is in contract, meaning that just three apartments are still on the market—and they’re all penthouses.”

••• A Q&A with Karen and David Waltuck about Chanterelle’s early days in Soho. —Eater

••• “The Hudson Square Connection Business Improvement District is seeking input on plans to redesign SoHo Square in lower Manhattan as part of the neighborhood’s $27 million beautification plan. The business improvement district wants the park to serve as a gateway to a newly-revitalized stretch of Spring Street. The changes are the next step in the public-private partnership that supporters say will transform the streets and walkways of the former industrial neighborhood to better serve its new office tenants and residents.” —Crain’s

••• “A trio of downtown Manhattan buildings could soon give way to a residential tower with more than 100,000 square feet. Lexin Capital has purchased 75-81 Nassau St., three contiguous buildings two blocks east of the World Trade Center site paying nearly $42 million.” —Crain’s

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