In the News: 2 World Trade Center Expected to Cost $4 Billion

••• “Larry Silverstein is seeking an equity partner or mezzanine debt investor to kick in roughly half a billion dollars toward the $4 billion tab to develop 2 World Trade Center.” Four. Billion. Dollars.New York Post

••• “Despite opposition from Community Board 1, Tribeca’s new Gourmet Garage will have its ramp when it opens soon at 366 Broadway. […] The store, long awaited by residents in eastern Tribeca, is expected to open in late August or early September.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Keith Markel, an attorney who specializes in employment law and a father of four, has joined Community Board 1 last month. […] He was appointed to the 50-member board by Borough President Gale Brewer last month, and replaces Jeff Galloway, who was removed after pleading guilty to tax fraud.” —Downtown Express

••• “A Manhattan judge on Wed­nesday sentenced an ex-NYPD cop to two years prison for his role in the 2013 motorcycle-gang beating of a Tribeca dad in front of his wife and infant daughter.” —New York Post