In the News: Pier 17’s Last Night

••• The Wall Street Journal found a local who goes to Pier 17!

••• Related: “The South Street Seaport mall is closing Monday night, after nearly 28 years on the pier. […] The multi-million-dollar overhaul plan will tear down the current space to build a sleek, glass structure filled with high-end stores and restaurants. Construction is slated to begin in October.” —DNAinfo

••• “In 1986, the Port Authority quietly sold the five ‘World Trade Center’ trademarks to a non-profit group created by Guy Tozzoli, the former director of their World Trade Center Department. The price: $10. Tozzoli, who died in January, went on to make millions licensing the name out through his group, the World Trade Centers Association, which still controls trademarks in more than 100 countries and has asked the Port Authority for free office space worth $585K annually in exchange for allowing them to use the words World Trade Center’ on merchandise.” —Curbed (distilling

••• “City says no to landmarking Seaport building, leaving door open to demolition.” —Downtown Express