In the News: WTC Shops to Include Disney, Lego, Kate Spade…

South-Street-Seaport-Pier-17-Mall-Demolition-2014-East-River-NYC-31••• Pictures by Michelle Young of the Pier 17 mall being demolished. —Untapped Cities, via Curbed

••• The latest stores said to have signed on for the Oculus mall at the World Trade Center: “Kate Spade, French fashion brands The Kooples and Zadig & Voltaire, and Swedish designer Acne Studios.” Also: “Other major tenants that are expected to take store space in the mall outside of the Oculus include children’s stores Disney and Lego, clothing designer Lacoste, juice maker Organic Avenue and London-based shoe designer Dune.” —The Real Deal

••• A New York mag blurb about the imminent opening of the La Garçonne fashion boutique (which you read about here first) says that founder Kris Kim is “Tribeca-based.”

••• Also in New York: a cute Q&A with architect Rafael Viñoly and interior designer Diana Viñoly, who also evidently live in Tribeca. They sound refreshingly kooky.

••• A 20-year-old man from Long Island jumped to his death from the Tribeca Pointe building in Battery Park City. —New York Post

••• “The September 11 Family Room, a private viewing space for relatives of victims, is set to close when the National September 11 Memorial Museum has its debut in May.” —Wall Street Journal

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  1. As a mom of an avid 5yo Lego builder I’m thrilled that the Lego store will be in walking distance!!