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In the News: Inside the WeWork Elementary School

••• This is a new rendering for 100 Franklin (although it’s not super different from the previous one). YIMBY says it’s known as the JR Building, after the artist who did the paste-up murals there, but a rep for the developer, DDG, says that’s not so. Also of note: “The hand-laid facade will be comprised of bricks by Denmark’s Petersen Tegl, masonry detailing, and greenery incorporated into the design by DDG. Keeping in line with its artsy past, DDG commissioned Charlotte Taylor, a Paris-based artist, to create pieces to be installed with the new residences.”

••• A New York Post article about WeGrow, WeWork’s first elementary school (on Beach Street), is likely to provoke a reaction. Take this:

That holistic philosophy, and an emphasis on kindness and community, is what appealed to Dami Okuboyejo, a former teacher who sends her twin 4-year-old sons to WeGrow. “I’m really not big on academics… I don’t know what the Pythagorean theorem has done for me,” said the Harlem resident, who has her own stationery business. “At the end of the day, it’s all about being able to communicate with people.”

••• “A Manhattan man dropped his sparkling $347,000 Ferrari off at a Tribeca parking garage only to pick it up four hours later and find its door bashed in and side-view mirror missing. […] The garage workers have refused to show him where and how it happened, he said. Rosen is now suing City Parking LLC, which is on the ground floor of his 56 Leonard St. building, alleging it initially agreed to foot the bill for the damage, until they realized how much it would cost. [$19,500.] ‘This is the reason we don’t want cars like yours in the garage,’ a City Parking manager allegedly told Rosen as the incident unfolded. ‘This is one of the most expensive, exclusive buildings in the city—what are people supposed to drive, Chevrolets?’ Rosen fumed.” —New York Post

••• German supermarket company Lidl bought the Best Market chain, but I wouldn’t expect the Tribeca location to be resuscitated. —Grocery Dive

••• Two recipes from Yves chef Alex Baker. —BlackBook

••• “BPCA and CB1 to Co-Host Meeting Tonight about Resiliency Plan for Ball Fields.” —Broadsheet


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