In the News: Governors Island Highlights

••• “In 1888, McCoun & Lee, a garment manufacturer in Tribeca’s Kingsland Building [315 Church], coined a new word in American fashion: ‘Blouse.'” —Daytonian in Manhattan

•••”Danny Meyer’s skyscraper restaurant with a view Manhatta isn’t opening in FiDi until this summer, but on May 22nd, the food from the restaurant will be served as part of the one-day neighborhood lunch food festival Dine Around Downtown. Longtime Maialino chef Jason Pfeifer will also be the chef at Manhatta, and his team will be offering a crab salad with leeks, creme fraiche, and artichokes, as well as a chilled cucumber soup and a canele.” —Eater

••• Some third-graders at P.S. 234 are helping refugees. —Tribeca Trib

••• The Soho outpost of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream that was announced a while back will be at 145 Greene, which is all the way up at Houston. —Eater

••• From the Broadsheet‘s rundown of this season’s Governors Island highlights: “The park will also host an expanded Adventures at Governors Island program, which will feature the Flywire Zip Line, the Amazen’ Maze, and the Climbing Challenge rock wall, along with a new minigolf attraction. The Adventures program, which is designed to be affordable and family friendly, opens on May 1. Kids will also love the Yard, a hands-on playground packed with donated materials that children (aged six and up) can use to invent their own play environments. Parents and caregivers are asked to remain outside, as specially trained ‘playworkers’ supervise the fun in the Yard, where kids are invited to use actual tools to assemble a hodgepodge a supplies (lumber, rope, and much more) into whatever their imaginations can concoct. The Yard opens (weekends only) May 5.”

••• Vogue has more on Primo’s, the bar opening May 1 inside the Frederick hotel. Of note: “The bar has a separate entrance on Chambers Street.” The photos are by Adrian Mesko.

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