In the News: Jon Stewart

••• “Jon Stewart, host of ‘The Daily Show,’ is going to be voted onto the 9/11 memorial foundation’s board Thursday afternoon.” (DNAinfo)

••• “The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation plans to file a $100 million claim in State Supreme Court in Manhattan next week against Bovis Lend Lease, the construction manager it hired more than five years ago for [the Deutsche Bank building demolition,] a job that was supposed to be completed in June 2007. If successful, the lawsuit would pare the taxpayers’ bill to about $57 million for a project that ultimately cost $266 million, more than twice the original estimate.” (New York Times)

••• Speaking of which: “David Emil, president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., broke his wrist as he was leaving the [Deutsche Bank] site Tuesday.” (DNAinfo)

••• “The Drawing Center has ditched its long-delayed plan to move to lower Manhattan, officials announced Wednesday. Rather than moving, the Soho art museum now plans to expand in its current home, at 35 Wooster St., the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. said. The museum’s decision frees up nearly $7 million in LMDC grant money that the center would have received had it moved, LMDC Chairman Avi Schick said.” (DNAinfo)

••• “Newly opened Tribeca cocktail lounge Weather Up doesn’t bother with those little black check presenters. Once you’re ready for your tab, the server passes it to you in a miniature white envelope. And, forget itemized receipts, the inside of your note contains one handwritten number, detailing the amount you owe for the whole bill.” If you’re going to pass me an envelope, there ought to be cash in it. (Zagat)


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