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Newsletter: July 11

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CANYON OF HEROINES: US SOCCER TAKES DOWNTOWN
The US Women’s National Soccer Team got its second ticker tape parade and keys to the city from the mayor. Biggest thanks goes to the Department of Sanitation.

SEEN & HEARD
Action at Torly Kid space already. Plus Paul Hovitz leaves Community Board 1 after three decades; neighbors keep vigilant on illegal parkers; BPC gets a traffic light; and Racine’s is named as a top wine restaurant.

SOUTH COVE JETTY GETS SOME TLC
Local environmental artist Mary Miss along with landscape architect Susan Child and architect Stan Eckstut created the jetty and the cove as an urban respite.

SEEN & HEARD
Praying for needy females in debt. Plus 111 Murray’s public plaza is coming together; Michele Lopriore shoes opens at the Oculus; a local documentarian is voted into the Academy of Motion Pictures.

NOSY NEIGHBOR: WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CANAL AND BROADWAY?
Le Board is a modern take on the traditional department store, but with a twist: all the retail products are by and for women.

ARCADE BAKERY CLOSING IN AUGUST
Erik was in town for a couple days, and while making the rounds of favorite haunts (he hasn’t totally forgotten us) learned that Roger Gural will close his hidden treasure of a bakery.

IN THE NEWS
Chief women are chief entrepreneurs. Plus the Pearl Street Marriott is closing in; RFP for 5 World Trade is almost ready; the MTA has a grand scheme for retail underground; and this shocking (wink) news: Jay-Z is a billionaire.

PLANS COMING TOGETHER FOR JAPANESE ON READE
This will be the second NYC outlet for Torishin, which was opened by chef/owner Shu Ikeda in 2007 on First Avenue and is now on West 63rd.

WAGNER PARK BLUES STARTS THURSDAY
Son Little, Low Cut Connie, The War & Treaty and Amythyst Kiah are on the docket for the next four weeks as part of the River and Blues concert series.



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