In the News: 1 Hudson Square Landmarked

••• “New York ethics regulators have opened a new investigation into the State Assembly after learning that Assembly Democrats withheld documents that were subpoenaed as part of a recent sexual harassment inquiry, according to people with knowledge of the investigation. […] The latest ethics inquiry is likely to further damage the reputation of the Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, who has a troubled history of handling sexual misconduct cases. And it will most likely reinforce that the Legislature operates in a climate of minimal and selective disclosure, where secrets are closely guarded.” —The New York Times

••• Open House New York’s lineup includes 4 World Trade Center. —Curbed

••• Big lines at Midtown Comics on Fulton for Comic-Con tickets. —DNAinfo

••• “A few Starbucks customers in downtown Manhattan got some falling debris with their lattes Wednesday afternoon. Part of the ceiling of the café at Broadway and Reade Street collapsed when a worker’s foot slipped while installing an AC unit.” —DNAinfo

••• “One Hudson Square, the 1 million-square-foot former factory at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel”—a.k.a. the northwest corner of Canal and Varick—”is no show-stopper but it is hailed as “a masterpiece” by the Landmarks Commission—and the landlord is delighted.” That’s actually one of my very favorite buildings downtown. —Crain’s

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