In the News: Convicted Murderer Arrested in Battery Shooting

••• “Police say a convicted murderer was arrested Wednesday night in the shooting near Battery Park that wounded a 32-year-old female bystander and a man, 40, who they say was his intended victim. Jason Wright, 37, of Bushwick, Brooklyn, […] has a record of 20 arrests and served 10 years for a 1997 homicide, according to NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. The area of the shooting is a magnet for sellers of illegal tickets to the Statue of Liberty and Boyce said it is believed that an argument had ensued over ticket sales.” —Tribeca Trib

••• Artist Donald Sultan talks about the collection of toy boats and other items that he keeps “at the Tribeca home he moved into about two years ago, which doubles as his studio.” —New York Times

••• Daytonian in Manhattan looks into the history of 145 Chambers.

••• “The South Street Seaport Museum will begin a year-long observance of its 50th anniversary tomorrow, Saturday, April 29, with a day of festivities (from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) that will include free admission to all of the Museum’s exhibits, […] family fun activities on Pier 16 […], tours of the historic vessels Ambrose and Wavertree,  and a ceremonial ringing of the 110-year-old bronze bell aboard the Ambrose, at 1 p.m.” —Broadsheet

••• The Jackie Robinson Museum says it’ll open in the spring of 2019: “The museum has been in the works for decades, but the Jackie Robinson Foundation only recently collected enough money to make it reality. A reported $6.5 million grant over three years from the Strada Education Network put the project over the top, giving the Jackie Robinson Foundation a total of $25 million—enough to remodel the loftlike space on the first floor of the building at the corner of Varick and Canal Streets. Organizers estimate they will need an additional $18 million to operate the museum, and will continue collecting donations to reach that level.” Underline mine. —New York Times

1 Comment

  1. The Jackie Robinson museum….. Coming soon when we moved to the neighborhood 15 years ago.. AND apparently still “On it’s way”
    Lucky Landlord

    p.s. “Holy Mismanagement Batman”! :)

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