In the News: White Powder

••• P.S. 150 wasn’t the only recipient of corn starch yesterday: “At least eight letters containing a suspicious white powder were opened in four different states on Monday from local schools in North Texas to an Alabama bank—even a New York City art gallery.” —KHOU Houston

••• “The Battery Park City committee of Community Board 1 recommended Tuesday evening that the Battery Park City Authority reject an application from the Occupy Wall Street protest group to stage an event at the Irish Hunger Memorial on St. Patrick’s Day. Although the committee has no official power to approve or decline such applications, it plays an advisory role in the BPCA’s review process for such applications.” —Broadsheet

••• The World Trade Center excavation “produced only 24 of the project’s 92 acres; the rest came from sand excavated from the lower New York Harbor.” —New York Times

••• “Dozens of angry John Street residents attended a community meeting about the noise March 6, 2012.” —DNAinfo

••• “A man suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Tribeca Tuesday night, authorities said. The unidentified victim was hit near the corner of Chambers and Greenwich streets about 7:33 p.m., the FDNY said.” —DNAinfo

••• “Activists holding ‘pink slips’ have scattered across lower Manhattan [this was yesterday] to call attention to the millions of unemployed. Organizers had predicted thousands would form a 3-mile line along Broadway on Tuesday. The event lasted 14 minutes—representing one minute for each million unemployed Americans.” I’ll say it again: Axing people would’ve been far more provocative. —Wall Street Journal


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