In the News: Health Risks for Children Exposed to 9/11 Dust

••• “A Tribeca landlord who was accused of allowing toxic mold to grow inside 15 Jay Street is now moving forward with a plan to build luxury condominiums at the address, an offering plan filed with the New York Attorney General’s office shows. David Dilmanian’s Metropolitan Homes, an active condo developer in Brooklyn, wants to bring five apartments to 15 Jay Street, with a total sellout price of $25.5 million. While the offering plan filing indicates that the developers are planning new construction at the site, no such building permits have been filed and conversion seems likely, as the building’s current unit count is also five.” Also, 15 Jay is in the Tribeca West Historic District. —Real Deal

••• “Children who lived in lower Manhattan and were exposed to toxic clouds of debris from the terrorist attacks are already showing increased risk of future heart disease, according to a new analysis published in the journal Environment International. Researchers from NYU Langone Health looked at blood tests of 308 children, about half of whom were in contact with the dust on and after 9/11. They found that kids whose blood contained chemicals known to have been in the debris had elevated levels of artery-hardening fats in their blood.” —New York Post

••• Patch says the FDNY confirmed that the fire at 111 Church started in Pho King’s ductwork.

••• Tribeca resident and “WFAN morning show co-host Craig Carton was arrested early Wednesday for duping investors out of $5.6 million to cover his staggering gambling debts.” —New York Daily News

••• “Watch and Decide: See Which City Council Candidate Speaks to You: Video excerpts from three candidate forums featuring the four hopeful in the September 12 primary.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “The Club Car at The McKittrick Hotel has extended its stay to the end of September: Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr’s pop-up before opening their splashy new brasserie, Frenchette.” In which case, it seems possible-to-logical that Frenchette might not make its slated October opening…. —Eater

••• “The three-block-long St. John’s Terminal at 550 Washington St. is in contract to be purchased by Toronto-based Oxford Properties for around $700 million [….] St. John’s Terminal […] is bounded by Washington, Clarkson and Spring streets and the West Side Highway and has an additional 280,000 square feet of air rights. In December, the City Council approved a plan for the sellers to pay $100 million to the Hudson River Park Trust for another 200,000 square feet of air rights that would be transferred from Pier 40, right across the highway. As the cash will fix the Pier’s piles and roof, the developers obtained permission to phase in the construction of five buildings with 1,586 apartments—30 percent of them at lower rents—along with a hotel, offices, and roughly 400,000 square feet of base retail. One building will be targeted for seniors.” —New York Post

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