In the News: WTC Sphere

•••”The Port Authority has yet to announce a permanent home for the battered 22.5 ton sculpture ‘The Sphere,’ the iconic memorial to the tragedy of Sept. 11 that now resides in Battery Park. But renderings prepared for a possible presentation, obtained by the Trib, show the Authority’s concept of how the sculpture might look in the future Liberty Park—near the World Trade Center site but not on it.” Cue the outrage. —Tribeca Trib

••• The bar at Brushstroke now has a happy hour menu, available weekdays 5:30–8 p.m.: “A selection of small plates will be served, like guinea hen meatballs ($5) or lobster tempura ($8), and you can pair those with a reasonably priced selection of beverages, including $4 Kirin Ichiban Shibori.” —Zagat (via Eater)

••• “The South Street Seaport Museum will reopen in January, 2012 with the first shows since the Museum of the City of New York took over management of the Lower Manhattan institution in October. The new exhibits will feature photojournalism of the Occupy Wall Street movement and an updated version of MCNY’s ‘Mannahatta/Manhattan’ show, which was on exhibit uptown from May through October, 2009.” —Broadsheet Daily

By Ben Fractenberg (courtesy DNAinfo)

••• “The South Street Seaport decided to use a fake Christmas tree for the first time in three decades this year after last year’s toppling of its real tree sparked serious safety concerns, the Seaport’s manager said.” What I want to know is why is the star on top also made of fake pine? I noticed it this morning. It’s very fuzzy. —DNAinfo

••• [Item about the Battery Park City Authority’s lack of transparency removed at the request of the “news source.”]



  1. “Cue the outrage?” The monumentally symbolic WTC sphere is exiled by self-important politicians who have no use for the public’s opinion while digging deeper into our pockets and that’s your verdict? Cue the depraved indifference is more like it.

  2. The BPCA sounds like a mess. Is Bill Thompson really going to use this as an example of his mayoral- readiness?