In the News: Park51 Kickoff

••• The Broadsheet Daily noted this about the 9/11 Memorial: “On days marked sold-out on the website, the Memorial will give away a small  number of passes every morning at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey Street, when the doors open at 10 a.m. For Community members only, the Memorial  will set aside passes for Community Evenings to take place on the first Sunday of every month. The first Community Evening is Oct. 2. Passes for Community Evenings can only be picked up with a photo ID at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, beginning Sept. 19. Passes are not available on the website or by phone  for these special evenings.”

Courtesy Danny Goldfield, via DNAinfo

••• “The much-debated”—much-maligned, I’d say—”Park51 community center is officially opening its doors this week.The interfaith center at 51 Park Place—which is now separate from the adjacent mosque that generated controversy last summer for its proximity to the World Trade Center site—will offer a range of classes, arts programs and discussions starting Wednesday. […] Park51’s first major event is an exhibit of Danny Goldfield’s NYChildren project, which aims to photograph a child from every country in the world living in New York City.” —DNAinfo

••• “More than 700 parents and children dashed a City mile along Battery Park City’s Esplanade last Friday to raise funds for the neighborhood’s school libraries.” —Broadsheet Daily

••• “A tipster reports this morning from the torn-down lots at 21 Ann Street, 109-111 Nassau Street, and 113 Nassau Street near City Hall downtown, which were combined in 2007 to make way for a 28-story residential tower. Four years later, a ‘sidewalk shed has been erected and they’re clearing out debris.'” Same architect as 57 Reade. a.k.a The Chipotle Building.

••• “7 World Trade Center […] is now 100 percent leased.Financial firm MSCI, now based at 1 Chase Plaza, has leased 125,000 square feet in the tower’s top floors.” —New York Post

••• The New York Times‘s Metropolitan Diary includes a story that took place outside 100 Church.

••• In a televised interview, Dominique Strauss-Kahn “complained about the swanky $50,000-a-month Tribeca townhouse where he spent his house arrest. ‘I didn’t like that house, and it was expensive,’ he griped.” —New York Daily News


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