In the News: Fake Lawn in Battery Park City to Cost $1.59 Million

••• “The Battery Park City Authority will spend $1.59 million to resurface the sod lawn in West Thames Park with artificial turf, so that it can be used by neighborhood children year-round. […] Why the West Thames project is costing, on a per-square-foot basis, almost nine times the price of the much larger project to resurface the ball fields in 2013, was not immediately clear.” —Broadsheet

••• O’Hara’s Restaurant and Pub at 120 Cedar is a de facto 9/11 memorial, but with beer. —New York Times

••• Rick Owens is opening a store at 32 Howard. Racked says the store at 250 Hudson opened “nearly a decade ago,” which would lead one to believe it’s closing as it’s lease runs out. (Just a guess.)

••• “YIMBY has the first look at massing diagrams of the proposed plans [for 550 Washington], which reflect both the as-of-right redevelopment option, as well as what the site would look like if the ULURP application is approved.” The first two are what can be built as of right; the second two would have to go through an ULURP review. (via Curbed)

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