In the News: The Winner of Battery Park’s Chair Contest

Fleurt••• The Battery Conservancy announced the winner of its chair competition: It’s called Fleurt. “The powder-coated steel chair, by Andrew Jones Design, looks like a pale blue flower, its curving petals forming the outlines of the seat, back and arms. Its smooth surface is perforated with tiny, seemingly random holes that will allow the seat to dry quickly after it rains.” —New York Times

••• The Broadsheet has an article about 31 Desbrosses and how it might face “demolition by neglect”—but the DOB permit for “full demolition” tells another story….

••• Keith McNally says Pastis will reopen somewhere on Gansevoort Street (now that it’s former location will be a Restoration Hardware), which means the Beekman Hotel restaurant will be something else. —Wall Street Journal

••• “The Thirteenth Annual BPC Halloween Puppy Parade will be held on Saturday, October 25, starting at noon, on the BPC Esplanade at the South Cove wooden arbor.” —Broadsheet

••• “At Home With Fashion Designer Nicole Miller in Her Tribeca Apartment.” —New York Observer

••• “Renderings for 151 Maiden Lane, a 51-story tower under development by Fortis Property Group, just to the southwest of South Street Seaport.” Kind of awesome, no? —New York YIMBY

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  1. The loss of 31 Desbrosses would be especially sad, particularly if it is replaced by another modern dormitory-style building. But, is there anything we in the neighborhood can do to influence this process since it is not in the landmarks district (and Tribeca trust’s laudable efforts may be too late for this one)?