In the News: Inside the World Trade Center Oculus

WTC oculus courtesy NYT••• The New York Times has a neat interactive doohickey look at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub oculus. You might want to pop a Dramamine first.

••• “The City Council booked its holiday party at [Barleycorn, just open on Park Place, which] still needed a liquor license—so they just called in a favor for a rush permit to get the beer flowing, sources told The Post.”

••• The new film version of Annie used 4 World Trade Center for Daddy Warbucks’s Will Stacks’s penthouse. —New York Times

••• Downtown Independent Democrats “passed a resolution strongly urging the Battery Park City Authority to retain Michael Fortenbaugh […] as the operator of North Cove Marina.” —Broadsheet

••• Curbed‘s battle of the neighborhoods is pitting FiDi against someplace called Ridgewood.

••• Eleven protestors showed up at Duane Park last night. —Tribeca Trib

••• From HRP Mamas:

As many of you may have already heard, Kerri Pedersen, much loved local Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Tribeca Pediatrics, passed away due to complications from cancer, on December 16th.

Kerri took care of hundreds of local children and touched the lives of so many parents with her reassuring calmness and her joyous smile. She did all of this while battling an aggressive form of breast cancer and while being an amazing single mom to her two children. […] She held our hands as new moms, gave us hugs, made us laugh when we were crying or worried, and we and our kids loved her for it. Kerri will be missed immensely.

Kerri leaves behind two beautiful children. The youngest will be 12 years old soon. […] A fundraiser has been set up so that her children can maintain some stability during this difficult time. And if you have memories, or pictures, of Kerri that you’d like to share with her children, please email These email’s will be compiled in to a book that will be given to her sons.


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  1. TriBeCa Citizen please let us know if there will be any protest march or happening to help Michael Fortenbaugh retain his position of operator of the North Cove Marina.