In the News: Tug and Barge Coming to Pier 25

••• Accused pimp Jason Itzler, who once had a Tribeca-based escort service, is going to trial next week, but he may be more focused on his movie deal. —New York Times

••• “At the April 3 meeting of the Battery Park City committee of Community Board 1, State Senator Daniel Squadron fielded questions about his proposal for changing the management structure of Battery Park City […]. The dialog focused on the three pillars of Mr. Squadron’s plan: to create a resident-dominated board for the neighborhood, prevent the State from using Battery Park City as an emergency piggy bank, and earmark funds levied in Battery Park City for use in Lower Manhattan (on projects such as parks and affordable housing), rather than City-wide.” —Broadsheet

By Will Van Dorp (courtesy Waterfront Museum)

••• “The Waterfront Museum and Tug Pegasus Preservation Project will be defraying some of the cost of moving the museum’s barge from Red Hook to Tribeca for two weekends of activities for the public by selling tickets to ride along. The antique barge that houses the Waterfront Museum will travel by tugboat to Tribeca’s Hudson River Park Pier 25 on May 3, and return to Red Hook on May 15. The two-hour trip each way (and 12 days apart) will give passengers a unique perspective on New York’s Harbor and its sights like the Statue of Liberty.” Here’s info about touring the tug once it’s at Pier 25. —Curbed

••• “The Battery Conservancy […] is seeking $2 million from the City Council to transform a small vine-covered building that abuts the current children’s playground into a new restroom facility. The building would have one set of men’s and women’s restrooms for the general public,  and another, a ‘family comfort station,’ for caregivers and children that  is only accessible from within the new playground.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Congregants at Downtown’s troubled Trinity Church slammed the church’s leadership Tuesday as they cast ballots for a new vestry, or board of directors.” —DNAinfo


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