In the News: Sad Park to Get a Temporary Renovation

••• “The approximately $500,000 overhaul of Duarte Square at Canal Street and Sixth Avenue is being funded by landowner Trinity Church as one of the concessions negotiated when they got the city’s approval for major residential development nearby. The deadline for a permanent renovation of the park is the middle of 2021 […] but Trinity wants to beautify the park in the meantime. They hope to get the temporary work done by the end of June.” —DNAinfo

••• More photos of PieterJan Mattan’s White Street apartment, which we loft-peeped a year and a half ago. —Sight Unseen

••• “When supermarket City Acres Market opens at the base of landmarked 70 Pine St., a slate of food vendors—including Artichoke Pizza and Vanessa’s Dumplings—will also launch their own counters inside [….] Other food hall vendors are focused on veggies, including cold pressed juice spot JuiceBrothers, vegan eatery Cinnamon Snail and Beyond Sushi—which makes vegetarian and vegan sushi rolls and other meatless Japanese dishes.” —DNAinfo

••• “Cómodo, which opened in July of 2012 on MacDougal Street, will serve its last meal on Sunday, March 19. This is the first restaurant that husband-and-wife team Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe opened in New York, so it has sentimental value, but fortunately, you’ll still be able to find them at Colonia Verde in Fort Greene. (They also have a thriving catering business, Comparti.)” Before opening Cómodo, Donnelly and Rofe threw dinner parties for strangers in their Tribeca apartment. —Grub Street


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  1. Cater-corner from this site (across Canal and 6th Av, in CB1) is a forlorn sizable Greenstreet. Friends of Tribeca Park tried to include this parcel in our scope. But we threw up our hands when, because of adjacent garbage disposal, it became so rat infested that it resembles a moonscape.
    Recently the few remaining plants were removed leaving a mostly blank plot. Any ideas as to who removed them? Is there some plan for this Greenstreet? Considering the paucity of open space in the neighborhood, this is an asset going completely to waste.