In the News: Obama’s Visit

by Julie Shapiro (courtesy DNAinfo)

••• President Obama’s visit to Ground Zero (New York Times) included a stop first at the NYPD’s First Precinct Station House (Tribeca Trib); he promised to help a girl meet Justin Bieber (DNAinfo).

••• “Watch a man swallow needles at Theater Bar.” I remember when people used to swallow swords. (Zagat)

••• “Five of B.P.C.’s residential buildings burn No. 6 heating oil, a pollutant that can trigger asthma, contribute to cancer and make breathing more difficult for people with heart and lung problems. The good news is that these buildings will be converting to natural gas over the summer [….] The five buildings are Liberty House, Liberty Terrace, Liberty Court, Liberty View and the Regatta. […] Only 1 percent of New York City’s buildings now burn No. 6 heating oil, but they cause approximately 85 percent of the soot pollution in the city.” (Downtown Express)

••• “Though the venue is now closed following the death of Don Hill, a source tells The Villager that development of the Greenwich Street corner in Hudson Square is not imminent (but give it two years). Supposedly the club will get new management and reopen soon.” (Curbed, distilling an item in the Villager)


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