In the News: Half-Naked Firefighters

••• Firefighters from around the city—including Tribeca—posed for the annual beefcake calendar. This guy is from Brooklyn. (DNAinfo; photo by Jennifer Glickel)

••• Demiceleb (and Tribeca resident) Bethenny Frankel likes Bubby’s, among other places in New York. (New York Post)

••• The New York Times interviewed several school principals, including P.S. 234’s Lisa Ripperger, about how they’d advise incoming chancellor Cathie Black: “She’s going to have to bend over backwards to make people feel like they can take a risk and tell her things that she may not want to hear. I think overall, systemwide morale is really low. I am absolutely all for the idea that children are first, but there’s a way to treat the adults who work in a school with the kind of respect you want them to show the children, and that kind of respect has not been effectively shown.”

••• The New York Times also dropped by Let There Be Neon, just because.

Photo by Landon Norderman (courtesy Smithsonian)

••• Art in America interviews Tribeca artist Alexis Rockman, who has a show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in D.C. through May 8.

••• “The popular, high-performing [Millennium High] school seeks to expand to nearby 26 Broadway, in space picked for an Uptown school seen by local parents as a poor academic fit and raising safety concerns.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• “Armed with bar graphs and gloomy predictions, Eric Greenleaf took his warnings to parents of an urgent need for more school seats Downtown. ‘Even with the two new schools,’ Greenleaf began, referring to P.S./I.S. 276 in Battery Park City and P.S. 397 on Spruce Street, ‘we have a shortage.'” (Tribeca Trib)

••• “The World Trade Center site met all 13 of its construction goals for the third quarter of 2010, the Port Authority announced Thursday. [Which is great, but they only realized it now? —Ed.] From July through September, the Port Authority started building the 9/11 memorial plaza, erected steel for the Santiago Calatrava-designed PATH station and made substantial progress on One World Trade Center, the Port said. The report marked the first quarter that the Port Authority has met all of its milestones since executive director Chris Ward started setting specific, public goals two years ago.” (DNAinfo)


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