In the News: WTC Settlement

••• “Lawyers for the city and some 10,000 rescue and cleanup workers at ground zero said Thursday that they had negotiated a new settlement that would give the workers more compensation for health damages and reduce the fees paid to their lawyers. A federal judge rejected an earlier settlement in March as inadequate. After nearly three months of renegotiations, the city’s insurer, the WTC Captive Insurance Company, has agreed to increase its payout to plaintiffs to $712.5 million. The previous terms called for payouts of $575 million to $657.5 million.” (New York Times)

••• “Issey Miyake Tribeca will take 40 percent off its spring-summer collection from June 10 to 30 at 119 Hudson Street (North Moore Street); (212) 226-0100. On sale will be colorful tunics, originally $990 and now $594, and a linen blazer reduced to $759 from $1,265. Issey Miyake’s Please Pleats brand will also have a sale on the same dates, taking 50 percent off at 128 Wooster Street (Prince Street); (212) 226-3600.” (New York Times)

••• “The biggest single-family home in Tribeca has been scooped up for nearly $24 million—a new record for a downtown town house. The soon-to-be residents of 2 N. Moore St.—whose identity was the subject of wild speculation for months—are Manhattan money man Mark Zittman and his wife, Noelle, The Post has learned. They haven’t yet closed, but they expect to soon move into the six-story mansion, which they snagged for a relatively bargain-basement price—about $11 million off what was originally asked. Zittman, 44, is a managing director of Guggenheim Associates, a financial services company. His wife is a former marketing manager at Elle Magazine.” Maybe I can borrow a cup of benjamins sugar? (New York Post)

••• Renee Zellweger had lunch with her beau Bradley Cooper and his parents at the Tribeca Grand. The Daily Mail hated her outfit, but IMHO it was far less egregious than Cooper’s zip-off pants.

••• The New York Times reviews “Bethenny Getting Married?”, about “Real Housewives” star Bethenny Frankel, who lives in “a postwar condominium in Tribeca.”

••• “Deborah Weinswig and Maxwell Kahn sold a condo at 79 Laight St. in Tribeca to Russell and Natalie L. Hutchinson for $2.92 million May 18. The condo Unit #3D was built in 1853. Weinswig is a managing director at Citigroup.” (Blockshopper)

••• “Lower Manhattan’s Seaport district is getting three new parks this summer, with more to come in the years ahead. One new playground, the Burling Slip Park, will open within weeks of two rehabilitated ‘passive parks’—Delury and Titanic Parks.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• More on school overcrowding. (Downtown Express)


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