In the News: World Trade Center Bus Congestion

••• Downtown Express visits David Gage String Instrument Repair on Walker.

Woolworth Building stairs and ceiling••• A year and a half after they became offered regularly, the New York Times notices that tours are available of the Woolworth Building lobby. (Worth doing, too.) Now if we could get access to 32 Sixth Ave. and 60 Hudson….

••• Two new shops in the South Street Seaport: “Brother Vellies […] features handcrafted shoes from South Africa, Kenya and Namibia […] for men, women and children. The shoes are made from a variety of materials, including leather, fur, rubber from discarded tires and even crocodile skin. Inspired by traditional African styles and made with bright colors and interesting textures, the shoes range from about $195 to more than $1,000. Project Gravitas, at 4 Fulton St., sells clothing made for women, meant to inspire and boost confidence.” —DNAinfo

••• “The tour bus congestion conundrum at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum has been a topic of discussion for years, but no one even seems to know how many tour buses are actually frequenting the site. What is clear though, is the frustration of the some residents who live near the World Trade Center and the fear that it might worsen when the campus security plan calls for buses to line up on Trinity Place.” —Downtown Express