In the News: The Private Club Inside Spring Studios

••• A Wall Street Journal article on the opening of the Fulton Center–World Trade Center link yesterday says that the Cortlandt Street 1 train station is scheduled to reopen sometime in 2018.

••• “Donald Trump says he won’t release his tax returns because they’re being audited. He hasn’t explained what has the tax man’s attention, but one possibility could be the way some of his business partners paid to construct Trump SoHo.” —Crain’s

••• Now open at Spring Studios: “Spring Place, a new collaborative workspace and membership club, [where] founders Alessandro Cajrati Crivelli, Francesco Costa and Imad Izemrane aim to give young creatives from fields such as fashion, art and film a place to connect. […] While the focus of Spring Place is professional, the founders envision something between WeWork and Soho House.” The Spring Place says that the following are “available to members only, and their guests: All day restaurant, bar and lounge, 2 private dining rooms, sunken living room and music room; 10,000 + square foot rooftop; Private Cinema.” Spring Studios never mentioned a private club when it applied for a liquor license, and I can’t imagine the community board will be happy about this. —Wall Street Journal

••• “Free Family Day at Governors Island: “This Sunday, dozens of activities and performances from 11 am to 4 pm in the island’s historic district.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Rising 25 to 70 feet on a 10-acre park on Governors Island and still under construction, the Hills will officially open later this season. But you can get a preview this Memorial Day weekend with the person who has led the dramatic transformation of the island, Leslie Koch, president of the Trust for Governors Island.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Man loses arm in freak elevator accident” at 50 Broadway. —New York Post

••• Mansion Global has a bunch of interior renderings for 70 Vestry. (The façade, by the way, will be “clad in Beaumaniere limestone from a quarry on the banks of the Seine.”) Each apartment gets a locker in the communal café.

70 Vestry interior rendering 70 Vestry rendering billiards room



  1. What does a “locker in the communal cafe” mean? Like, what’s the benefit of that? Am I misunderstanding?