In the News: Goodbye, Mermaid?

••• DNAinfo recaps the Battery Park City Authority’s board meeting in which Brookfield Office Properties was granted North Cove Marina. Of note: Michael Fortenbaugh “said he plans to start a new sailing school and yacht club across the Hudson River in Jersey City. It will open April 18.”

••• “Urban Archaeology, a chain of stores founded in the 1970s specializing in vintage building parts and new fixtures, is exiting the antiques business to focus on reproductions. In late March, Guernsey’s auction house will offer thousands of pieces of architectural salvage (with estimates up to six figures each) in a sale at Urban Archaeology’s Tribeca flagship on Franklin Street.” I’ll see if I can find out more about the auction. The Guernseys site says “mid-March,” and it includes a pic of the mermaid that’s out on the loading dock. —New York Times UPDATE: From the Guernsey’s press release: “The Urban Archaeology Unreserved Auction will begin at 1 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28 live at Urban Archaeology, 143 Franklin Street. Public previewing will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 24-26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same location.  Internet bidding is on”

••• “Sheldon Silver should step down.” —New York Times

••• Carter B. Horsley wrote an op-ed for 6sqft about how Frank Gehry’s plan for a Downtown Guggenheim at the Seaport should be resurrected. I think that’s it pictured at right.

••• “A local leader who has lent a sympathetic ear to South Street Seaport preservationists fighting the proposed development project there, has just been tapped to join the city Landmarks Preservation Commission—the same commission which is about to begin reviewing the proposal. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday nominated Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corp., to the 11-seat commission.” —Downtown Express

••• Construction shots of Le District, the “French Eataly” at Brookfield Place. I don’t think we’ve seen this rendering (of the Beaubourg restaurant) yet. —Eater

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  1. Noooooooo! Save the!!!! Nooooooo!