In the News: Federal Reserve Bomb Attempt

••• “Community Board 1 announced at an executive committee meeting Wednesday night that [in early October] the Battery Park City Authority obtained fire safety and occupancy permits from the city for the 52,000-square-foot [Asphalt Green] complex at 212 North End Ave.” The BPCA’s ex post facto contracto litigation is the hurdle at this point. —DNAinfo

••• The rally that seems to be interested in getting Asphalt Green out of the equation has been moved to Warren and West. —a “news source” that wants its name redcated

••• “Federal prosecutors on Wednesday accused a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man of conspiring to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, saying that he tried to detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb in a van he parked outside the building in Lower Manhattan. But the entire plot [was] part of an elaborate sting operation.” —New York Times

••• Forgotten New York explores Cortlandt Alley. I was there yesterday, and I actually said—out loud, to no one—”I love Cortlandt Alley.”

••• “A violent robber was collared in Tribeca early on Sun., Oct. 14 after he allegedly beat up a man and stole his sneakers. Ryan Hopson, 28, attacked the 30-year-old victim on West Broadway near White Street around 3 a.m., police said. While the victim was on the ground, Hopson pulled off his Nike Foamposite [Worst word ever? —Ed.] sneakers, valued at $250, and fled on foot.” Also in the police blotter: Man steals lotion and threatens drugstore worker; knifepoint robbery in the Seaport; unattended scooter stolen; iPhone and saw thefts. —Downtown Express

••• “Youths continue to battle anxiety caused by 9/11.” —Downtown Express

••• “On a typically bright August day in New York, Lee Ranaldo sat in the shade of a tree, supremely relaxed, in a park across from his apartment in Lower Manhattan’s Tribeca neighbourhood. Around a nearby corner is the painted wall of a building site that also serves as the cover art for his solo record Between the Times and the Tides, an album he made during time away from his band Sonic Youth, which has since broken up after three decades together.” —Sydney Morning Herald


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  1. If you want more information, come to our info session on Sunday, 10/21 at 10 am on the Terrace overlooking the BPC ball fields.

    Also attend the BPCA meeting at 10 am on Tuesday 10/23 on the 24th floor of One World Financial Center. It’s important that the Board and leadership know that BPC Residents are tired of the games. No more playing politics with the opening of our community center.

    Though my initial impetus – out of frustration and anger about Asphalt Green’s long-delayed opening – was to hold a rally of BPC residents, I felt it best to first inform community members so that we can better work together to let our voice be heard by CB1 and BPCA.

    Join the discussion here: