In the News: Drone Sparks Half Marathon Terrorist Scare

••• “A 41-year-old fashion student was found dead by police in her luxury Battery Park City apartment Saturday night, authorities said. Both the woman’s wrists and throat had been slashed, but there was no sign of forced entry or struggle.” —New York Post

••• “Howard Hughes asks CB1 Landmarks for permission to demolish the Pier 17 head house after it had been demolished.” Not suite sure what the head house was…. Anyway, this reminds me of a piece of advice someone once gave me: Ask forgiveness, not permission. —Downtown Post NYC

••• “A man flying a drone near the half-marathon finish line in lower Manhattan on Sunday set off a terrorism scare that sent cops overreacting scrambling by land, sea and air to investigate the mysterious aircraft.” —New York Post

••• Balducci’s is rumored to be taking “long empty retail space underneath the flagship Duane Reade at 40 Wall Street. What I’m not sure about is if it will be a full service Balducci or if it will be Balducci’s On the Go Cafe.” —FiDi Fan Page

••• Lower Manhattan got funding for storm protection: “This allocation includes $6.75 million from the City and State for planning a second section of the proposed ‘Big U’ flood protection system, beginning at Montgomery Street, and extending around the tip of Lower Manhattan, then up the West Side to Jay Street […] An additional $8 million in City capital funds have been earmarked for flood protection design and implementation in Battery Park.” —Broadsheet

••• Luxury Listings NYC visits the home of actress/singer/writer Isabel Rose, who moved to Tribeca in 2001 (the magazine calls her a pioneer in the neighborhood…).

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