In the News: 9/11 Documentary

courtesy Curbed

••• Curbed gets hot and bothered about an apartment with a funky staircase at 16 Jay (on the market for $9 million).

••• An in-progress photo of the BPC Conrad hotel. (Curbed)

••• “After just one year, the team of Karim Masri and Nicola Siervo will be ending their operating contract at Trump Soho on Spring Street. The team behind Miami’s insanely popular Quattro Gastronomia Italiana opened an outpost in the downtown hotel last April, but the partnership with building owners Bayrock Sapir has already fallen apart.” Now there’s officially no reason to go there. (Grub Street)

••• The Andaz Wall Street hotel will expand its farmer’s market to Wednesdays. It’s already on Saturdays, and it reopens starting May 7. (USA Today via Eater)

••• “A descendant of Anne Frank’s chestnut tree will not arrive at the 9/11 memorial until at least November 2012.” (DNAinfo)

Director Brook Peters (via Broadsheet Daily)

••• “This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will showcase the work of a 14-year-old filmmaker, Lower Manhattan student Brook Peters, whose new documentary, The Second Day, recounts the impact of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, on children Downtown. ‘The title comes from the fact that September 11 was my second day of kindergarten at Tribeca’s P.S.150,’ he recalls.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “What’s the priciest part of the new World Trade Center? Nope, not 1 WTC, which will be America’s tallest building. The answer is a train station that will be used by New Jersey commuters and Red Bulls soccer fans, at a price tag of $3.4 billion—and climbing! That’s according to the Bergen Record, which obtained a federal report that says the final cost of architect Santiago Calatrava’s WTC transportation hub—the PATH train station and underground connections to the Fulton Street Transit Center and World Financial Center—might be $3.8 billion. Officials dispute that […].” (Curbed)

••• Baby-falcon-cam at 55 Water. (DNAinfo) P.S. I just learned that baby falcons are called eyasses. Learn something one thing new every day, that’s my motto.

••• I did a Q&A for Midtown Lunch’s Downtown site.


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