In the News: 1WTC Will Soon Be Taller Than Empire State

••• “Dozens of protesters were arrested Saturday night during an Occupy Wall Street rally in Lower Manhattan marking the group’s sixth month in existence [….] Most of the 73 arrests made in and around the anti-greed group’s former camp at Zuccotti Park, were for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.” —DNAinfo

••• New York Magazine wasn’t all that into North End Grill.

••• More on Atera (now opening Wednesday) from the New York Times.

••• “The $50 million lawsuit against Alexander Wang is in flux. Lawyers for former Wang employee Wenyu Lu, who slapped the fashion designer with a suit for allegedly exploitative labor practices, filed a motion Thursday to discontinue the case. The suit was filed in Queens Supreme Court this month, but Lu’s lawyer, Ming Hai, told us the case will be refiled in federal court and handed off to a lawyer specializing in labor law. Hai says he wasn’t fired and will continue to consult on the case.” —New York Post

••• “Battery Park City resident Martha Gallo, recently nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the board of the Battery Park City Authority, which manages the neighborhood, was confirmed by the State Senate last week. This development came just four months after residents asked for more community members on the Authority’s board at the first BPCA Town Hall Meeting in over 10 years.” —Broadsheet

Courtesy @WTCprogress on Twitter

••• “One World Trade Center hit a milestone at the end of January when it passed the 90th floor and became the most expensive building in the world. Now, with construction passing the 93rd floor, it’ll soon hit another milestone: in the next few weeks, it will pass the Empire State Building to become the tallest building in NYC.” —Gothamist (via Curbed)

••• “Buried at the end of [a Crain’s] article about the improving-for-landlords rental market are some deets about 116 John Street, the FiDi office building that’s going rental. The lower floors of the 418-unit building will hit the market in April, with studios starting at $2,200/month and three-bedrooms at $6,000/month, and with no incentives to be found.” —Curbed


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