In the News: 1 World Trade Center’s Western Plaza Is Open

••• 1 World Trade Center’s western plaza is now open. (Photos by Andrew D.M. Parke.) —FiDi Fan Page

••• Eater has the food menu for Grand Banks. Fries with sage aioli….

••• There will be a reception for Nicholas Holiber’s Head of Goliath in Tribeca Park on Saturday, May 16 (2-5 p.m.). —Gothamist

••• “The City of New York has agreed to pay $25,000 to Adam Pratt, a former Battery Park City resident who was surrounded by six Parks Enforcement Patrol officers on January 29, 2011, manhandled, handcuffed, and taken to Bellevue Hospital for no reason that was ever officially explained.” —Broadsheet

••• “Is Beekman safer after hit & run? […] Beekman St. now seems less dangerous with traffic lights at the intersection of Nassau and stepped up enforcement.” —Downtown Express

••• Austrian chef Eduard “Edi” Frauneder will open “an Austrian-leaning restaurant” at 109 Washington. “Frauneder moved to New York 13 years ago and earned his first Michelin star seven years ago at Seasonal Restaurant & Weinbar, which was located in Midtown. He is part of the team that is behind restaurant Edi and the Wolf and cocktail bar The Third Man […] in the East Village.” —Downtown Express

••• “On Tues., May 19, the Museum of Jewish Heritage will premiere a never-before-seen 1945 documentary directed by Alfred Hitchcock. […] The documentary was made […] to erase any mystery about what really happened in the Nazi death camps, to expose the unvarnished truth about the Holocaust. It’s called German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. In English and German, with English subtitles, it runs 88 minutes.” —Downtown Express