In the News: Halfway House

••• “The Seaport Museum New York is in financial trouble, sources told DNAinfo this week. The 44-year-old museum, which teaches visitors about the history of New York Harbor, laid off at least five workers last week, including the captain of the Pioneer and a marine educator who had been working there for 10 years, sources said.”

••• “A long-standing fixture of Battery Park City’s social scene will soon be gone: The Gate House on South End Avenue will close at the end of this month. ‘Our lease was up,’ explains owner Eddie Yu, ‘and we just couldn’t come to terms with the landlord.'” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “No one at a public meeting Wednesday objected to [Hazelden’s] building a new facility in Tribeca for students dealing with addiction.” (DNAinfo)

••• “A founding member of Google Inc.’s New York engineering office has succeeded in selling a duplex Tribeca penthouse [in 25 N. Moore] for $11.2 million.” What a relief. (Wall Street Journal)

••• “The new elementary school proposed for the Peck Slip Post Office site is moving closer to becoming a reality, the Department of Education said Thursday. The city entered exclusive negotiations with the United States Postal Service last year to acquire the 1 Peck Slip building, and now the two sides ‘are in daily communication’ to hammer out details, said Elizabeth Rose, a portfolio planner for the DOE.” (DNAinfo)

••• Kate Betts, author of Everyday Icon, a new book about Michelle Obama’s style, chatted with the New York Observer at Pécan. Seeing as how she’s been tweeting about Tribeca lately, I’m assuming she lives here.

••• “This is uptown to me,” said Tribecan Christy Turlington about 23rd Street. “I usually just go above 14th Street for doctors’ appointments and museums.” Word! (Wall Street Journal)


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