In the News: 250 West Revived?

••• “A tipster got us pretty excited about the off-again, on-again condo conversion of the old school and rather lovely 250 West Street: “I walked by this building over the weekend and there is some work going on inside. Looks like they are creating some model units on the Washington Street side.” An investigation reveals workers working (like on that metal railing above) and window treatments in some windows, but there’s not much else to seen at the moment.” (Curbed; that’s Curbed’s photo, too, because no way am I walking to West and Laight in this snowstorm just to snap a photo)

••• “The National Park Service may move [Statue of Liberty] security screening to Ellis Island [and out of Battery Park] as soon as next year.” (DNAinfo)

••• “One Tribeca water main project finishes as another begins: The city has completed the Harrison Street water main project, but one on Hudson has five more years to go.” (DNAinfo)

••• The New York Times reviews “Jomama Jones * Radiate” at Soho Rep: “Anyone nostalgic for the mellow funk purveyed by early-’80s urban-contemporary songbirds like Stephanie Mills, Melba Moore and Angela Bofill will thrill to the return of Jomama Jones, a ‘soul sonic superstar’ back after years of self-imposed exile abroad.” (The review’s headline is priceless: “On Hiatus From the Swiss Goats.”)

••• “The New York City Police Museum will unveil its new Junior Officers Discovery Zone next Thursday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony [….] Designed in collaboration with The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the new display is an interactive exhibit designed to help kids under 10 learn about the different skills required of police officers. It includes an Emergency Services truck that can children can climb on, along with physical challenges and tests of observation skills.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “Hardworking Ground Zero hardhats struck gold on Christmas Eve, hitting a $250,000 lottery jackpot. The 18 workers on the transit hub at the World Trade Center site were winners of the Mega Millions drawing that night by picking five of six numbers.” (New York Daily News)

••• Is burger truck Frites ‘N’ Meats good or not? Midtown Lunch commenters can’t agree. (via Eater)


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