Some crucial Water Taxi Beach updates were just announced. First up, the "family friendly" WTB South Street Seaport, will feature miniature golf, skeeball and ping pong until nightfall, when the DJs take over for the grown ups. Hot diggitty dog! WTB Governors Island will come correct with beach volleyball, basketball, two restaurants, and live concerts every weekend presented by The Highline Ballroom, although only one act has been annouced to date. Hot fun in the summer. [Gothamist]
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- The whopper of the Dow 7,000 era, as Per Se is considering adding an A La Carte menu to its normal 9 course tasting menu. A real OMFG moment. OMFG. [Eater]
- Peter Gatien was banished from his own joint in Toronto. The world yawns. Yawn. [BB]
- Look out Water Taxi Beach, the Ravel is poised to unleash its 6,500 SF Miami style roof lounge in Strong Island City. Now that the pool parties are gone, is it possible that LIC could be the weekend destination for NYCers? No. [GS]
It's always amusing to see branding gone awry. So we were certainly amused when we discovered the above map, prepared by the architects at ShoP as part of a South Street Seaport proposal for General Growth Properties, breaking New York's many diverse neighborhoods into overly simplified groupings. The East Village is now Hipsters, the Lower East Side/Chinatown is now Cheap Dumplings (ouch) and so on and so forth. The FiDi, where the Seaport is located, is re-branded Opportunity, which ties together nicely with the pending Water Taxi Beach on Pier 17.
What do you think about your new neighborhood?
This week, it was revealed that the much beloved Water Taxi Beach would be expanding from LIC into 2 Manhattan locations. A Governor's Island announcement soon followed, but the mystery of the Manhattan space has still not been revealed. Until now. A Little Birdy tells DBTH "Its going to pier 17 at South Street Seaport." The location makes sense, both for its proximity to the Water Taxi dock, and the influx of tourists and commuters who pass by the Seaport on a daily basis, and seems to have everything lined up to be a smashing success. Who's ready for summer?