In the News: Love Me

••• “The District 2 Community Education Council unanimously voted Wednesday in favor of a zoning plan that keeps P.S. 234 zone as is and sets a zone for the planned new school at Peck Slip.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is ‘on the verge’ of suing the National September 11 Memorial & Museum foundation over hundreds of millions of dollars in disputed costs related to redeveloping the World Trade Center site.” —Wall Street Journal

••• “A glass-walled, three-story structure with a roof garden and sweeping river views is the new vision for Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport. That’s the preliminary plan for a building on the pier that would replace the current mall, as described by Community Board 1 members who got a preview of the scheme.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Just 41 percent of the lower Manhattan residents enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry have responded to its most recent survey, compared to 51 percent of the office workers and students enrolled in the registry and 53 percent of the recovery workers and volunteers, the Health Department said.” —DNAinfo

••• “Every NYFW [New York Fashion Week. I think], StyleCaster teams up with an artist we love to create a stellar design for our practical—and practically weightless—shoulder threads. This year, Santa came a little early, and we decided to create a special holiday edition one for a select few. In the spirit of Chrismukkah cheer, we teamed up with the world-renowned street artist, Love Me in order to create these babies. […] The Tribeca-based tag artist has spread his Love through the streets, walls and lamp posts of metropolitan hubs across the globe, as well as through major galleries in between. Having partnered with the likes of Terry Richardson, this guy means business, but in a fun and festive way.”

••• “Matthew Lightner, the Portland chef who will make his debut at the forthcoming Atera in Tribeca (formerly Compose) tells Eater [National] a massive revamp of the kitchen is causing delay, noting that “At this point, I’m hoping we’ll be open this winter.” —Eater [New York]

••• “Amid a furor over banned holiday decorations at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted he doesn’t hate Christmas and Hanukkah—just lawsuits.” —DNAinfo

••• Curbed recaps the episode of “Selling New York” that included 83 Franklin.

••• Broadsheet Daily has an update on the Goldman Sachs Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment Complex. I’m not sure we knew that the Blue Smoke would have an accompanying Blue Smoke Bakery, that the florist would be called Bloom, that the Conrad hotel’s second-floor restaurant will be called Atrio, or that there would be an “organic food eatery” (how I hate the word eatery) called Beans & Greens.


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