In the News: Night of Action

••• Brandon Watts, the first guy to pitch a tent at Zuccotti Park, is now the “bloody face” of the Day of Action. But what’s really notable is that: “He also reportedly lost his virginity at the encampment not long after the protests began.” See headline. —Daily News

••• What’s left of the Battery Park City Authority got an earful during its town hall meeting, even if only 70 residents showed up. Issues discussed: a dedicated email for complaints (happening next week); bike racks in front of P.S. 276 (happening); speed bumps to slow down bicyclists on route to the Esplanade; getting rid of the lights in the disco manhole/UFO landing area on W. Thames St. (appears to be happening); changing “no standing” signs to “unloading only”; making deliverypeople on bikes have lights; powerwashing the dog poop outside certain buildings; cracking down on motorized bikes on the Esplanade; the rat infestation. —Broadsheet Daily

••• “A plan to create a continuous waterfront park in Lower Manhattan between the Hudson and the East rivers is moving forward. The Bloomberg administration and local elected officials have reached an agreement to provide $14 million to demolish a 600-foot-long pier [Pier 42] shed on the East River that formerly held bananas and coffee, and to draft plans to turn the site into a park.” —Wall Street Journal

••• “A fire erupted in a Tribeca building Thursday afternoon, officials said. The blaze began at 1:15 p.m. at 66 White St., near Franklin Place, but was placed under control just minutes later, the FDNY said.” —DNAinfo

••• The Wall Street Journal interviewed two of the founders of Kutsher’s Tribeca.

••• A look at City Hall now that the renovation is nearly done. —DNAinfo


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