In the News: Two Muggings at Gunpoint

••• The New York Times reviews “Behind the City, the latest immersive theater piece from the industriously inventive Third Rail Projects. […] That stage extends from the basement of a restaurant—where audience members are issued passports and a survival kit—to a series of carefully accessorized rooms in Tribeca and open-air avenues and byways.” I loved the company’s Ghost Light at Lincoln Center and highly recommend you try to get (the free but limited) tickets to this as fast as you can.

••• Two muggings at gunpoint, one on Warren Street, in the Tribeca Trib police blotter.

••• “Dennis Mehiel, chairman and chief executive officer of the Battery Park City Authority since 2012, announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the agency’s board that he is stepping down. […] George Tsunis, a real estate developer and philanthropist who was appointed to the BPCA’s board one year ago, [will] take over as chairman,” while BPCA president Benjamin Jones will become CEO. Also of note: “At Tuesday’s meeting of the BPCA board, Mr. Mehiel continued, ‘I will share with you, if you haven’t heard it already, that the Governor has nominated Martha Gallo to return to the board.’ This was a reference to the local resident who was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo (who controls the BPCA by appointing its directors) to serve on the Authority’s board in 2012, but who resigned in 2017.” —Broadsheet

••• “After a popular run in San Francisco, the Instagram-famous Color Factory is coming to New York City for the first time in early August. Located at 251 Spring Street [at Varick] in Soho [actually Hudson Square], the 20,000-square-foot pop-up museum will house entirely new art installations with the same mission: to give visitors a fun, immersive way to see national and local artists who work in color—along with the chance to snap some killer Instagram photos. Tickets will be released later this summer, but you can add your name to the waiting list here.” Below: An installation by Jacob Dahlgren. —The Cut


1 Comment

  1. (from the police blotter)
    Ah, the irony…

    Apple store at the Oculus, 6/15, 2:49 pm
    Two men swiped two iPhones worth $1,448.