Newsletter: Apr. 26

Superfine!Love Bug Café & PlayA NEW CAFÉ AND PLAYSPACE IS IN THE WORKS
Tribeca couple Laura Maness and Steven Brisson are opening Love Bug Café & Play this summer. But first, they’re launching the brand by sponsoring the Family Zone at Taste of Tribeca on May 19.

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Pier 26 courtesy Olin StudiosTHE FINAL DESIGN FOR PIER 26
With work starting this summer, the Hudson River Park Trust says that the pier should be completed by the fall of 2020. Here’s the finalized design.

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CitibabesCITIBABES ISN’T MOVING TO TRIBECA
Founder Tracey Frost Rensky says the school has been forced to close, citing “a New York–style real estate battle between the landlord and the co-op board, with Citibabes the innocent party caught in the middle.”

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Primo'sA COOL NEW HOTEL BAR IS OPENING SOON
Proprietor Aisa Shelley, who owns Mr. Fong’s and Oliver Coffee over in Two Bridges, envisions Primo’s as “a deluge of terrazzo tile and glazed brick walls with plush velvet seating and a grand marble fireplace.”

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NYPLTRIBECA LIBRARY TO CLOSE FOR A YEAR
The New York Public Library says the branch is getting interior renovations.

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65 W. Broadway renderingSEEN & HEARD
••• 4/23: W. Broadway condo sent back to the drawing board (above). Plus: Aggressive fencing on Church and Leonard; Clocktower Building revealed a bit more; another development site on Canal; Gilligan’s reopens for the season.
••• 4/24: Dirty Lemon said to be opening here. Plus: “The best crossing guard in the city”; former Nobu windows papered over; the Frederick hotel finally gets a first-floor cornice; sexy paintings.
••• 4/25: Trader Joe’s opening in two weeks? Plus: Sidewalk doohickey on Duane; “Faces Places,” the wonderful documentary by Agnès Varda and JR; Peter Roehr show at Ortuzar Projects; Battery Park City’s Golden Jubilee.

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1 station at WTCIN THE NEWS
••• 4/23: Opening set for Cortlandt Street subway station (above). Plus: The litany of troubles at the St. Nicholas National Shrine; a map of landmarked properties seeking changes; estate drama.
••• 4/24: Danny Meyer’s sky-high FiDi restaurant. Plus: Cuomo proposes a plastic-bag ban a year later; neat old photo of Magoos bar; Governors Island to stay open late on Fridays; bus overhaul; Brookfield Place drill this afternoon.

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