In the News: Rise in Lawsuits Against the 1st Precinct

••• “Plans for a performing arts center at the World Trade Center took an important step forward on Thursday with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s approval of funding toward the building’s design. […] The design team [will] be announced next week.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “More people are suing the NYPD for personal injury and misconduct in Lower Manhattan’s 1st Precinct, according to a recent report from Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office. Lawsuits against the NYPD jumped 45 percent [from 22 to 32] from calendar year 2013 to 2014 in the 1st Precinct, despite a 15 percent decrease in the total number of criminal complaints filed, the analysis found.” —DNAinfo

••• “Artist Recreates a Franklin Street Scene of 90 Years Ago.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “WundaBar—a high-energy Pilates workout that uses a patented machine combining chair, bar, and jump board exercises—is opening a studio at 21 Thompson [between Watts and Grand].” Probably first half of 2016. —Racked

••• The New York Post recaps all the food-related developments coming to FiDi, the Seaport, and Battery Park City in the coming years.

••• More on crossing guards at schools. —Broadsheet