In the News: The Case Against the Alleged Predator Is Adjourned

••• “Luke Pettersen, the man arrested at the Battery Park City ball fields in late September, appeared in a Manhattan courtroom on November 14, and was released when his case was ‘adjourned on contemplation of dismissal.’ This ruling essentially means that if Mr. Pettersen is not rearrested during the coming six months (his next court date is May 13, 2014), the charges against him will be dismissed.” —Broadsheet

••• “A new law passed by the City Council Tuesday would require the city to install speed humps—the wider, lower cousin of the speed bump—near schools.” —DNAinfo

••• Battery Park City resident sued by her ex-husband over Twitter stock. —New York Post

••• “Union workers are making their voices heard outside Spruce Street School in a protest over the construction of a new Pace University dormitory—but some parents and residents want them to keep the noise down.” —Downtown Express

••• “The news was officially released that 84 William Street (previously used as a New School dorm) is being converted into a luxurious Extended Stay Hotel with Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom homes. Amenities will include a terrace bar and lounge, ‘an award-winning restaurant merging cuisine and contemporary art,’ a gym with cutting-edge technology, 24-hour concierge and more.” —FiDi Fan Page

••• More info on the new condo going up at 71 Reade/87 Chambers. —Curbed

••• “A New York real estate developer has kicked off a crowdfunding project at 17 John St. downtown, where he hopes to convert an existing apartment building into an extended stay hotel.” —Crain’s. And from Curbed: “Not only will the art deco 17 John be converted, but Prodigy wants to add an 8-story glass topper by famed architect Winka Dubbeldam.”

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  1. John St.: Probably nice spaces and views from the inside, but that is not an attractive hat, imo.