In the News: Mike Dunleavy

••• “A dispute over what to do with [unidentified 9/11 remains] is simmering between some of the victims’ families and the officials planning the National September 11 Memorial and Museum underneath where the twin towers stood. Officials plan to take the remains seven stories below ground and place them in the new museum behind a wall with a quotation from Virgil about never forgetting, studded in letters of World Trade Center steel. But the families, appalled by the idea of remains that could belong to their loved ones being turned into a lure for tourists want them kept in a separate above-ground memorial that would be treated like hallowed ground.” (The New York Times)

••• “A trust connected to NBA basketball player Michael Dunleavy, Jr. has purchased a condo at 7 Hubert Street for $4.5 million, according to city records.” (Real Estate Weekly)

••• La Colombe Torrefaction’s Todd Carmichael was “the first American to reach the South Pole solo by foot, and in June, he’ll “attempt the first solo crossing of Death Valley.” (Esquire)

••• Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer appointed three new people to CB1: 25-year-old assistant D.A. Chow Xie, who lives in Tribeca; hedge-fund manager Paul Cantor, who lives in Tribeca; and Oliver Gray, who lives in… Stuyvesant Town? “Gray, 69, the final new member, has worked just two blocks from the World Trade Center site for the past nine years as associate director of DC 37, a public employees union with 125,000 members.” Nothing political about that appointment! (DNAinfo)

••• Tribeca is #10 in the New York Post‘s list of liquor-selling locations by zip code.

••• “The cash-strapped Parks Department will spend millions of dollars to dig up and move more than 10 Battery Park memorials, statues and sculptures—including ‘The Sphere,’ which has stood as a tribute to 9/11 victims—to gussy up a new bicycle path, The Post has learned.” The Post can work up outrage about the strangest things.

••• “At Oxfam America’s Hunger Feast served last month [at the Mercy Corps Action Center], most of the participants received only plates of rice, a staple for many in the world who are malnourished. A few diners, above, were treated to pasta and salad. They represented the fortunate people who eat well.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• “‘The Vertical Urban Factory,’ a small, intriguing show at the Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park City, makes you wonder what was lost on the way to our greener, more stroller- and bike-friendly city.” —New York Times art/architecture review.

••• “Craig Hatkoff, who started the Tribeca Film Festival with wife Jane Rosenthal, and Robert DeNiro, talks about the beginnings in 2001.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• “Tony Award nominee Patrick Wilson, who starred on Broadway in The Full Monty, will join songwriter David Yazbek April 11 at the 92YTribeca as part of the ‘Lyrics & Lyricists Downtown’ series.” (Playbill)

••• Mediabistro visits with Good Girls, “a branding/advertising company with a niche in working with entrepreneurial women” that just moved to Tribeca. Nasty Girls might have been a more intriguing name, but then I’m a Prince fan.


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  1. Mike Dunleavy was literally my neighbor last year as he and family rented the apartment right next door to us. He is tall!