In the News: WTCPAC

••• “A board of directors was named Thursday for a Frank Gehry-designed performing-arts center planned for the World Trade Center site, two days shy of a deadline for the venue to remain eligible for $100 million in funding. [Right: a rendering.] The all-star board includes World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein, Brookfield Office Properties Co-Chairman John Zuccotti and First Deputy Mayor Patricia Harris, said Joe Daniels, president of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum foundation, which will support the arts center board in its infancy.” —Wall Street Journal

••• “Why did the market put the hate on 2nd floor loft at 69 Murray Street?” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “A tipster writes in, ‘The Ambrose Light Ship just got towed out of the South street seaport, and is moving VERY slowly down the river.  Did the museum sell it?’ We know only about the potential deal to move the merchant ship Peking to Germany. Anyone have intel about the Ambrose Light Ship?” [Update: See comment.] —Curbed



  1. The South Street Seaport Museum secured a grant from LMDC to make long overdue repairs for their Lightship AMBROSE. Yesterday, the Charles D. McCallister Tug Boat provided (pro bono?) towing services for both the AMBROSE and a float barge to visit the Staten Island shipyard where they will be taken out of the water and repaired in time for the Spring season.

    We need everyone to join South Street Seaport Museum to create the critical mass of membership and dollars which will assure its survival!
    It is now in the very capable hands of the Museum of the City of New York.

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  2. No; the lightship is going for repairs.