In the News: The WTC Performing Arts Center’s Uphill Battle

World Trade Center Performing Arts Center rendering••• The Wall Street Journal has an article about the “uphill battle” faced by the World Center for the Performing Arts, as the World Trade Center’s performing arts center intends to be known. There’s no news in it. (Also, the map shows Cortlandt as a “future street,” when it’ll be more of a pedestrian-only passageway called Cortlandt Way.)

••• “Atheists were back in federal court on Thursday March 6, hoping to reverse a lower court’s decision to allow the National September 11 Museum to display the World Trade Center ‘cross’ when it opens in May. ” —Tribeca Trib

••• Changes in the community board selection process: “This year for the first time, finalists will be asked to participate in group role-playing exercises to assess their consensus-building skills. New applicants will also first be screened by a committee of representatives from good government groups, civic and community organizations and staff from the borough president’s office.” —Downtown Post NYC

••• Ad Age includes Havas Worldwide’s new offices at 200 Hudson (at Canal) in an article about “creative, thoughtful office spaces.” You have to click “Havas” on the map to see the slideshow.

••• The Broadsheet interviews Manhattan Youth’s Bob Townley about how “City Hall has proposed to triple funding for free after-school programs serving public school students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, and open slots for more than 62,000 additional kids, City-wide.”

••• “Russell Bellanca, formerly of Alfredo of Rome [and Trattoria Cinque], is planning to open a new restaurant called Alfredo 100 in the Midtown space that formerly housed pricey Italian establishment Bice.” —Eater

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  1. I have no issue with a pedestrian passage. Stone Street is also pedestrian and is is lovely. If I recall correctly, Cortland Way will also have a cobblestone street and outdoor cafes on both sides of the street.