In the News: Fire Above the Odeon

Odeon fire••• “Two people sustained minor injuries Friday morning in a fire that broke out on the fourth floor of 145 West Broadway, a five-story loft building housing The Odeon restaurant. Water descending from the ceiling forced management to close the restaurant, at least over the weekend. It also caused unknown damage to the apartments above.” That’s artist John Willenbecher’s loft, which you read about here. No cause released. (Thank to the reader who sent in the pic.) —Tribeca Trib

••• “After 10 years in the Flatiron District, Girl Scouts of Greater New York and its 29,000 scouts will move their headquarters next week to a new 17,500 square foot space at 40 Wall Street. With it will come a center for training volunteers and what the organization calls its ‘girlspace,’ a place where thousands of girls each year, ages 5 to 17, will gather from around the city to find community service projects, learn how to manage money, connect with mentors and, yes, sell more cookies.” —Tribeca Trib

••• No mall cop jokes, OK? “The NYPDs intelligence gathering agency has moved to Battery Park City. The Intelligence Division recently found a new home in Brookfield Place at 250 Vesey St, bringing more than 150 plainclothes police officers to the neighborhood.” —DNAinfo

••• “David Cheikin, senior vice president of leasing for Brookfield Office Properties, said that Brookfield Place has 46 tenants with a few more locations to fill. ‘There’s probably another six or eight spaces that are unspoken for.'” —Downtown Express

••• “The design for a new park at Spring Street and Sixth Avenue was presented to Community Board 2 this week. The park, from landscape architects Mathews Nielsen, includes 120 moveable chairs, 29 moveable tables, 24 benches, and 21 swivel chairs; a water fountain and four solar-powered compactors for waste and recycling; and distinctive, energy-efficient lighting.” —Curbed

••• “A five-story building in TriBeCa at 51 White St. is hitting the market for nearly $24 million, a whopping $1,420 per square foot. […] The property comes with 6,365 square feet of unused development rights, meaning a new buyer of the residential rental property could build up to two additional levels on top of the building” with LPC approval. —Crain’s

••• “The Battery’s much anticipated SeaGlass Carousel should be ready to open in May.” —Downtown Post NYC

••• “Malaysian Kitchen, which recently soft-opened at 21 South End Ave. [in Battery Park City], specializes in Malaysian fare, along with Chinese and Japanese food.” —DNAinfo

••• “Lot 77, a spacious 80-seat cafe and bakery, soft-opened last weekend in Southbridge Towers at 77 Fulton St., across from DeLury Square Park. […] Lot 77 also plans to serve small bites with a variety of ethnic flavors, like Chinese dumplings for $5, guacamole and chips for $12 and a version of poutine—a French Canadian gravy served over french fries—for $9.95. The menu has not been finalized yet.” —DNAinfo