In the News: Acrobat Show

••• The New York Times visits Rachel Pharn, a survivor of last year’s terror attack on the Hudson Square Park bike path.

••• On May 26, “a new skating rink will make its debut along [Governors Island’s] Western shore. Mel’s Rink Governors Island, as it’s been named, is an 8,000-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink being built in partnership with Maryland-based nonprofit organization,Mel’s Rink Foundation […]. The rink is being designed from synthetic material and will rely on synthetic ice that mimics the properties of real ice.” (That’s about the same size as the one at Brookfield Place.) —Curbed

••• “A leading housing advocacy organization has completed an exhaustive look at threats to affordability in every community in the five boroughs, and has found that Lower Manhattan in under pressure, as measured by three metrics.” —Broadsheet

••• Re: Underdog Bar on Stone Street: “What was a basement-level bar beneath the Growler now occupies two floors and offers inventive cocktails and casual food like grilled cheese with tomato soup.” —New York Times

••• “Choreographer Elizabeth Streb’s Singular Extreme Actions show, which blends circus high-wire stunts with dance and pop music, is set to kick off Brookfield Place’s] summer event schedule with three days of performances beginning Thursday, May 24.” —Downtown Express