In the News: Battle of the Beans

••• People in Chicago and Houston are in a spat over who has the better Anish Kapoor sculpture. Wait till they learn about 56 Leonard’s (and no, we don’t know when it will show up). —NPR

••• More on how the city’s plan to close Rikers Island might affect Lower Manhattan: “‘This is going to take maybe as much as a decade,” [Community Board 1 chair Anthony] Notaro concluded at the March 27 CB1 meeting. ‘It will possibly involve a ULURP application,’ he added, in a reference to the City’s ‘uniform land use review procedure,’ which provides an opportunity for local elected officials and community leaders to weigh in on major land-use decisions. ‘But we’ve managed to make sure that CB1 will be represented,’ he said. ‘It’s in the very early stages of planning, but it’s something we will have real input into.'” —Broadsheet

••• “Customizable-furniture brand The Inside recently opened a buyable showroom–slash–cocktail lounge in Tribeca (86 Walker St.).” I guess drinks are free, unless there’s a liquor license I’m not aware of. —The Cut

••• “The Moinian Group is planning a new large project in Lower Manhattan with 250 residential units. The mixed-use building at 3 Platt Street will stand 37 stories tall and span more than 200,000 square feet, split between 43,741 square feet of commercial space and 169,838 square feet of residential space, according to filings with the Department of Buildings. That pencils out to about 680 square feet per apartment.” Platt Street is just below John Street. —Real Deal


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  1. Can the Rikers Island closing “plan” still be reconsidered altogether, or is it a done deal? Sounds like a very questionable idea of “progress”.