In the News: Doomed Trees

By Julie Shapiro (courtesy DNAinfo)

••• “Five trees on Washington Street would come down under the city’s plan to build a $500 million sanitation garage.” (DNAinfo)

••• “A year of negotiations between the Battery Park City Authority and a committee of representatives from the 11 original condominiums in the south neighborhood has yielded a tentative, 30-year agreement to roll back drastic increases in ground rent for apartment owners that would have started next year and continued for decades. The accord, brokered by New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, will save condo owners some $280 million over the next three decades.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “Tomorrow morning Battery Park City residents should expect to see a mock disaster evacuation drill from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. that will take place by the North Cove Marina.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “HBO has acquired U.S. TV rights to the documentary A Matter of Taste: Serving Up [Corton chef] Paul Liebrandt, directed and produced by Sally Rowe. The film is about to screen in the documentary feature competition of the SXSW Film Festival, which launches Friday. HBO will air the food doc over the summer.” (Hollywood Reporter, via Eater)

••• “Italian-Americans are criticizing the Battery Park City Authority’s decision to put a restaurant [instead of a ludicrous-sounding Italian museum] on Pier A.” (DNAinfo)


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