In the News: Ellis Island to Reopen

••• Regarding the Stuyvesant Community Center: “Representatives speaking for State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assembly member Deborah Glick said both officials planned to fight to keep the facility open.” —Broadsheet

••• “Although much of the damage remains unrepaired, the National Park Service announced on Thursday that it would reopen [Ellis Island] to visitors on Monday.” —New York Times

••• “A little green oasis has cropped up behind One Police Plaza. The triangular lot, which had been used by police officers for parking since 9/11, has been transformed into a public seating area, dotted with trees, two waters fountains and gardens. The revamped park, dubbed James Madison Plaza, opened to the public Thursday after community members and elected officials worked for years to reclaim the space.” I walked by this the other day and thought it looked rather nice—had no idea it was new. —DNAinfo

••• “$56.5M Ritz-Carlton Duplex Hopes to Grab Publicity Downtown Record.” —Curbed

••• “The developers of the troubled Tribeca Summit condominium are suing their law firm for $80 million for not telling them they could file for bankruptcy before they defaulted on a mezzanine loan.” —The Real Deal

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