In the News: Truck vs. Post Office

••• When Compose reopens in the fall, it’ll be called the Nissan Atera. (Zagat)

Photo by Tuan Nguyen (courtesy DNAinfo)

••• “A truck driver lost control after suffering a seizure, hit two vehicles and narrowly missed hitting a street vendor before slamming into the side of the US Post Office building on West Broadway Friday morning, the Fire Department said.” (DNAinfo)

••• Someone is putting anti–W New York Downtown flyers on cars near the building. (Curbed)

••• Video of New York magazine‘s architecture critic Justin Davidson visiting the East River Waterfront. It’s pretty much what you’d expect.

••• “A planned protest outside Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Tribeca townhouse fizzled yesterday, with just 15 people showing up when their target wasn’t even home.” (New York Post)

••• DNAinfo went to the Bastille Day party outside Cercle Rouge.

••• “A man nabbed in San Francisco last week for allegedly stealing a Picasso drawing had a small museum’s worth of other purloined art in his New Jersey home, authorities said yesterday. […] Also allegedly found was a Jean Michael Basquiat photo taken June 21 from the Skot Foreman Gallery in Tribeca.” (New York Post)

••• Department of Transportation and Battery Park City Authority are squabbling over West Thames Park. (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance […] is sponsoring the City of Water Day Festival for over 3,000 people on Saturday, July 16 that offers free, hour-long tours of the New York–New Jersey Harbor on some of the region’s historic vessels. The vessels will leave from Governors Island or Liberty State Park where other activities will include free kayaking, paddle-boarding and sailing opportunities, and children’s activities like touch tank, fishing, rides, art and crafts, and a Kids’ Race organized by New York Road Runners.” (Broadsheet Daily)


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