The Trapeze School of New York has been offering classes on the site of the old convention center at NW Hand 9th for about four months now but that time is going draw to a close. It’s always been intended to be a short term deal, though the classes running though the end of the month make it six months of operation, not the four the Washington Post originally reported.
It seems a more long-term home is on the horizon for TSNY, whose class schedule lists them as “closed for construction” at the end of the month and with a promise to open in 2010. They haven’t yet returned my call to confirm, but its almost certain that they’re the unnamed trapeze school named in a recent zoning board decision allowing a trapeze school “which must relocate from its present site” to set up in the area right next to Nationals Stadium.
The city calls the area the “Southeast Federal Center Overlay district” which is pretty lofty-sounding for an eight block area. You can look at Google maps’ sat view here – it’s the area below M between the Navy Yard and 1st SE. I’m not sure how gung-ho I’d be about swinging through the air at high speed in January but I’m all in favor of something more interesting in that area than parking lots and big holes in the ground.