In the News: A String of Burglaries

••• “Police are trying to track down two men responsible for a string of burglaries at apartments in Manhattan. […] there has been a pattern of 25 other burglaries, that took place from February 5 to March 17 in Chinatown, Tribeca, and the West Village. Police say the suspects gain entry via the front doors of the locations and generally remove electronic items and cash.” Four were in Tribeca. —WABC

••• “CNN producers busted trying to get into WTC site.” —New York Post

••• “The Howard Hughes Corp. is in contract to buy 80 South St., an 8,128 square-foot parcel at South and Fletcher streets where City Planning has already approved a 1,000-foot-tall tower designed by Morali Architects.” That was where the Santiago Calatrava Sky Cubes building was going to go, before the recession. —New York Post (And from Curbed: “It’s unclear what will happen with Howard Hughes’ plans for the SHoP-designed if the tower at 80 South Street, which would be mixed-use, moves forward.)

••• Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are splitting up. —Goop

••• The Gap is opening a 19,000-square-foot store at 170 Broadway. —New York Post

••• “Free tickets to the National September 11 Memorial Museum’s May 21 opening are available for free online, officials announced Wednesday. One of the museum’s sponsors, Condé Nast, has pledged to pay for every ticket of the hundreds of people expected to attend the opening.” —DNAinfo