In the News: Oculus Skylights to Open Every September 11

••• The backbone of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub (a.k.a. the Oculus) is one long retractable skylight. Is it really possible, as the New York Times article implies, that all that money was spent on it just to open it once a year? “Each Sept. 11, the skylight will be opened to the elements for 102 minutes, Erica Dumas, a spokeswoman for the authority, said. That is how long the 2001 terrorist attack lasted.” Because nothing pays respect quite like letting fresh air into a mall. (Photo courtesy WTCProgress.)

••• Dahlia’s was robbed and it looks like an inside job (but the thieves didn’t realize there were security cameras…). —Tribeca Trib

••• Another week, another person rescued from the river.  —Tribeca Trib

••• The Butterfly added this message to its website about its seven-week holiday: “Celebrating summer by giving our team a chance to work on their craft by researching cocktails, traveling, and renovating the space.” —Eater

••• Checking in on the Fraunces Tavern and, in particular, Baron Wilhelm von Steuben’s “kit devoted to post-battle boozing.” The Dead Rabbit folks must be beside themselves with covetousness. —New York Times