In the News: Massive Water Slide Coming to Foley Square

••• “The city will add a massive water slide to its roster of activities during its annual car-free Summer Streets days this August.” (Aug. 1, 8, and 15.) “The city will drop the 270-foot-long slide in Foley Square, which is along the route.” The photo looks more like a Slip ‘N Slide than a waterpark slide. —New York Post

••• Manhattan Loft Guy analyzes the sale of a loft at 13 Jay.

••• “At a Community Board 2 meeting in June, neighbors complained that increasing the former Koppers Chocolate [at 39 Clarkson] factory from six stories to nine and filling it with residents would be bad for the neighborhood.” —DNAinfo

••• Dry for a year, the problem-plagued $4.5 million [Collect Pond] park pools are filled once again.” —Tribeca Trib

••• The Wall Street Journal visits Da Claudio.

••• “Anyone who lives or works in Lower Manhattan and has an hour or two to spare in the middle of the day is invited to help feed the hungry. Trinity Church’s Brown Bag Lunch Ministry is seeking volunteers to pack meals and distribute them, six day a week. Although Lower Manhattan’s poor and homeless tend to be inconspicuous,”—less and less!—”this program feeds more than 200 people each week.” —Broadsheet