In the News: Anne Frank Museum

••• The New York Times‘s Real Estate section looked back at 253 and 256 Broadway (across from City Hall Park). Great old photo.

••• “Since 20-year-old Poets House moved to 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City from Soho a year and a half ago, attendance at the nonprofit poetry center has more than doubled, reaching 40,000 in the fiscal year that ended June 30.” (Crain’s—no link because I can’t get one without a subscription)

••• My friend who complains that Lower Manhattan has more than its share of death-related memorials will not be heartened at this news: “The nonprofit Anne Frank Center USA, a partner of the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, offers educational programs about the Holocaust and the history of World War II. The group is poised to sign a lease [for 2,500 square feet of ground-floor space in] 100 Church St., sources involved in the negotiations confirmed. […] The museum, which currently rents loft space at 38 Crosby St. in SoHo, took out ads last year seeking a larger home in order to re-create the “secret annex” where the doomed Jewish teen wrote her famous diary while hiding from the Nazis with her family in Amsterdam between 1942 and 1944.” Naturally, the Post made the bigger point that it’s near Park51.

••• Broadsheet Daily recaps the issue of too many tour buses headed our way.


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