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New Sculpture for The Standard; A Queens Library Reopens

MEATPACKING DISTRICT?Kenny Scharf's murals have donned the famous Bowery wall and public buildings around the city, and now The Standard Hotel's plaza will feature his 8-foot-tall sculpture named Squirtz (right). The two-faced bright-blue artwork is a playful "portrayal of the ancient Greek theatrical trope of tragedy and comedy," one face wears a grin, the other is in shock. It will be on view from March 15 to April 1, and then it will be part of an exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery. Image credit: Kenny Scharf, "Squirtz" 2013. Photo by Chris Mosier, courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

BROAD CHANNEL?The Queens neighborhood of Broad Channel, the only inhabited island in Jamaica Bay, got hammered by Hurricane Sandy. Clean-up and rebuilding is an ongoing process, but tomorrow marks a milestone: the local branch of the Queens Public Library will reopen. The library took on two-feet of water during the storm and suffered $940,000 in damage, losing 16,000 books, plus other equipment. The Department Design and Construction repaired the building, and Scholastic donated 40,000 books to restock the library's shelves. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]

TVLAND?Power broker Dolly Lenz returns to the small screen tonight with an all new episode of Secret Lives of the Super Rich. She'll be visiting the $95 million listing in the Sherry-Netherland and $35 million listing in 15 Central Park West. Fancy! It airs at 8 p.m. on CNBC. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]