In the News: 3 World Trade Center Financing

••• A New York Times article on the “scarcity of one bedrooms” notes that the Sterling Mason has none, 56 Leonard has eight, and 93 Worth has 16 (and 22 studios).

••• “Senator Chuck Schumer is announcing that he was able to secure $340 million in federal bonds—via something called the Recovery Zone Bond program”—to help complete 3 World Trade Center. “According to a release from the Downtown Alliance, special permission (called a ‘guidance’) from the IRS is required to make sure the bonds could still be used this far past the legislation’s passage.” Never thought I’d complain about not receiving a press release, but who I have to—rather, what do I have to do to get on Downtown Alliance’s media list? (Update:  The folks at Downtown Alliance politely pointed out that they believe Sen. Schumer’s office distributed the release.) —Curbed

••• Eater liked everything it ordered at China Blue.

••• The Broadsheet reviews the issues to be covered at tonight’s town hall about the Howard Hughes Corp.’s proposed redevelopment of the South Street Seaport.

••• The Elixir juice bar on Nassau closed. —Eater

••• The New York Post profiles Rose McCoy, the 12 year-old Tribecan publicly shaming SeaWorld for its ways. Says her mom: “It’s funny when people comment who don’t know her or us. Rose is a very strong-willed, smart kid. She wants to do what she’s doing.”

••• “Jessica G., 34, and her husband were hosting a summer barbecue on the rooftop of their Financial District pad when their Shih Tzu, Indy, started running in circles and throwing up. ‘He looked like he was wired, but then he’d just lean over and fall,’ she recalls. They suspected that the 2-year-old dog had gobbled up a partially smoked joint that a friend had left out.” And so the Post chronic-les the risks of medical marijuana to pets.

••• “The New York chapter of AIGA, a nonprofit organization of graphic designers, has created ‘Catch & Release,’ a temporary installation under the FDR Drive at John Street, to serve as a space to ‘catch’ messages of gratitude about the neighborhood’s recovery” after Sandy. —DNAinfo

••• “A deaf grandfather is locked in a legal battle with his Battery Park City condo board, fighting to keep a service dog his board wants out of the building.” It’s the Cove Club Condominium at 2 South End Ave. —DNAinfo

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