••• Whole Foods Tribeca has opened a juice bar. Kind of amazing it didn’t do this years ago….
••• “They’re restoring the view of WTC from the stairs at Brookfield Place,” emails a reader. I’m out of town so if anyone wants to email a photo to email@example.com, please do.
••• Could the Hudson reconstruction nightmare be ending? Or at least this phase of it? Andrea sent in this photo…. Last time I asked the DDC, I didn’t hear back. (For all I know the fencing has gone right back up.)
••• I just heard that the Harrison decided to sell a bunch of stuff today. Not sure how long it’s going on for.
••• Still no guesses on Where in Tribeca…?
••• We learned the other day that the Anish Kapoor sculpture at 56 Leonard will be 20 feet tall—but look at the recent photo below and the rendering below it. There ‘s no way the first floor is 20 feet high. Maybe they meant 20 feet wide?
••• An update from Manhattan Sailing Club:
The good news is that Community Board 1 met on Thursday and unanimously passed a resolution (36-0) requesting that the Battery Park City Authority withdraw their RFP for a new operator for North Cove Marina, and extend the current contract with North Cove Marina Management.
There reasons were simple: The current RFP assigns little importance to an operator’s ability to provide community-based services, and there has been zero public input into the process. The Community Board points out that the public interest requires public input into the decision, plus a greater emphasis on a requirement for community-based services.
Now, here’s what we need to do:
Contact your elected representatives and tell them to demand that the Battery Park City Authority adhere to the Community Board’s resolution. Tell them you support the Community Board’s request for public input, and that you support a new RFP with a strong requirement for community-based services.
Send your e-mails to or call by phone the following representatives:
Governor Cuomo: www.governor.ny.gov/contact, 518-474-8390
Speaker Sheldon Silver: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Sheldon-Silver/contact, 212-312-1420
State Senator Daniel Squadron: firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-298-5565
NYC Council Member Margaret Chin: http://council.nyc.gov/d1/html/members/contact.shtml, 212-587-3159