In the News: Park51 Sues

••• “Local resident Adam Pratt will be breathing a little easier thanks to a New York City Parks Department decision to transfer two of the PEP officers involved in allegedly hitting, tackling and forcibly escorting him to Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric war.” Freudian slip? (Broadsheet Daily)

••• Park51 developers “are suing the Burlington Coat Factory for $4.5 million for damaging the building by ripping down its old signs.” (New York Daily News)

••• “The downtown retail community is excited about the sales prospects presented by the expected 5 million annual visitors to the [9/11] memorial. […] Retail rents have risen with the area’s revival. Prices have improved postrecession, with asking rents at some locations on lower Broadway approaching $150 a square foot—triple what current tenants pay. But brokers emphasize that the real gains will come in a few years, when One World Trade is finished.” (Crain’s, via Curbed)

••• “New Exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian Spotlights Toys That Taught Native American Girls to be Squaws.” (Broadsheet Daily)


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