AROUND TOWN: ON THE CALENDAR
In Brooklyn Bridge Park, visit Anish hapoor’s sculpture Descension, a continuously spiraling whirlpool 26 feet in diameter; the impressive installation is on view through September 10 at Pier 1. lver in Cobble eill, visit novelist bmma Straub’s new independent bookstore, Books Are Magic (225 Smith St., 718-246-2665; booksare magic.net). In mid-september, Stephen hing and Michael Chabon will give readings. Beginning lctober 19, the smash iondon theater hit People, Places & Things will have its rs premiere at the newly renovated St. Ann’s Warehouse (45 Water St., 718-834-8794; stanns warehouse.org). aenise Gough reprises her compelling performance in the first collaboration between St. Ann’s and the National Theater.