In the News: Rabbit Hoarder Sues Tribeca Activist

Gallery 69••• “Sharif El-Gamal, who sparked global controversy with plans for a 13-story mosque and community center less than two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center attacks, illegally rented a Tribeca gallery for months, racking up safety violations from the city and causing at least one resident to leave, the landlord alleges.” It was at 69 Leonard, and this is after Park51 got into hot water at 49-51 Warren. —New York Post

••• DNAinfo visits “the [Tribeca] homes of three artists who’ve worked and lived in the same lofts for decades.”

••• “A hopping mad Brooklyn bunny hoarder was hauled into court Friday on charges of keeping 176 of the critters in a filthy junkyard—and on the way out she served a bizarre $2 billion lawsuit on the animal-rights activist who ratted her out.” The activist is “Big Apple Bunnies founder Natalie Reeves,” who is also identified as a “Tribeca lawyer.” —New York Post

••• Salvatore Ferragamo “confirmed to Racked that their 4,200-square-foot shop in the Winter Garden—housing ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, and more for both men and women in a space that marries leather, marble, and stainless steel finishes—will open its doors tomorrow morning.”

••• Curbed has an item about “coming soon” signage being posted at One World Observatory at 1 World Trade Center. Perhaps more meaningful: The company is hiring. UPDATE: And WTC Progress shared the second pic below.

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  1. I wish there would be a reduction in the Observatory entrance fee of $32 for locals or a free pass like they do once a year at the Museum. I remember being able to go up to The Greatest Bar on Earth for a drink without having to pay a extra Observatory fee. At $32 a person they will mostly get tourists for a one time visit and discourage locals who might want to go there more often.