In the News: Loft Peeping Opportunity

••• Elle Decor featured a handsome Tribeca loft designed by Kevin Dumais. “The couple had been renting in the Flatiron District, but when their sons (now one and three) came into the picture, the area started to feel hectic. They faced a dilemma common to New Yorkers in search of space and quiet: North or south? ‘I’d spent my childhood on the Upper East Side,’ the husband, who works in real estate, says with a smile. ‘That was enough.’ Tribeca, the de facto neighborhood of the city’s new crop of bright young things, beckoned.” (The magazine doesn’t state the size of the home, but there was this: “An adjacent apartment was purchased and annexed, creating space for such niceties as a proper mudroom and a family room.”)

••• New to Chinatown: “The Korean take on sushi known as kimbap or gimbap. It consists of rice rolled with other ingredients in gim, the dried seaweed called nori in Japanese and laver in English. But rather than featuring raw fish, as most Japanese tekkamaki does, kimbap is stuffed with things like fishcake, omelet, canned tuna, cheese, and ham or Spam, in addition to rice. […] Now Elizabeth Street north of Canal has its own shop serving Korean sushi. Kimbap New York has micro scaled the dish for snacking, with each mini roll going for $1.25, and eight varieties to choose from on a roster that rotates.” —Eater

••• St. Paul’s Chapel had an organ transplant. —Broadsheet

••• “Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that the Port Authority’s board of commissioners approved a 99-year lease for the [World Trade Center Performing Arts Center, a.k.a. the Perelman], at the cost of $1 per year. Under the agreement, that lease could be extended for another 99 years, or the Port Authority could transfer the land it sits to World Trade Center Performing Arts Center, Inc., the organization running the performing arts center. In terms of funding, the Perelman will give $48 million that it’s due to receive from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to Port Authority, which is one piece of the total $250 million needed to construct the center. That chunk of cash will cover below-ground construction, which is expected to be done by the end of the year.” —Curbed