In the News: Kitten Rescued from Car Engine

••• “A 3-month-old kitten looking for some shade decided to forgo the cliche of getting stuck in a tree and hid inside a car engine instead. People heard the feline crying as they strolled passed a parked car on Hudson St. and Thomas St. in Tribeca on Friday.” It was rescued. —New York Daily News

••• “A Battery Park City resident was struck and injured by a Parks vehicle driving on the sidewalk on the morning of July 13, and had to wait for nearly 30 minutes before ambulances and police could find the location she called into 911.” —Broadsheet

••• “The [Morris Street pedestrian bridge], erected in 1947, had reached the end of its useful life almost a decade ago, and would soon have to be replaced, or else closed entirely. The MTA, whose Bridges & Tunnels arm operates the Brooklyn-Battery tube, promised to assume responsibility for building a new bridge. They made good on that assurance this week, announcing that the existing Morris Street bridge will be closed by the end of July, with a new span slated to open, ‘before the end of 2017,’ according to a statement from the MTA.” It closes Monday. —Broadsheet

••• “A tireless defender of the Battery Park City community is stepping away from the ramparts. Ninfa Segarra, who has served for 18 months as the chair of the Battery Park City Committee of Community Board 1, has resigned as a result of what she describes as, ‘the need to focus on personal priorities.'” —Broadsheet

••• The new condo at 403 Greenwich launched sales. —Curbed

••• “Notch one more for the tenants in the battle for rent regulation in the increasingly pricey Downtown area. Residents of a tony West Street apartment building [90 West] scored a major victory in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday when Justice Robert Reed ruled tenants are entitled to rent stabilization due to a generous tax exemption their landlord enjoys.” —Downtown Express

••• A model who lives at 75 Wall is suing her insurance company, Travelers, over a moth infestation because the company “claims that the insects are not a ‘covered peril.'” —New York Post

••• The owner of 271 Church, a.k.a. 90 Franklin, asked Community Board 1 about replacing the Art Deco windows at street level with single panes of glass, but CB1 rejected the idea. Now it goes to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. —Tribeca Trib

2 Comments

  1. Re 403 Greenwich: For just under $5 million, you can buy a view of one of the ugliest buildings in the city.

  2. Model should Google before suing. Every link says “not covered.”

    Or is this one of those model jokes?