In the News: No Federal Flood Protection Money for Lower Manhattan

••• “Last month, more than three years after the devastation by Superstorm Sandy, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it was awarding the city $176 million for flood protection, a chunk of it for fortification projects south of the Brooklyn Bridge in Community Board 1. But according to a letter to the city from HUD, only now being made public, the Community Board 1 area will receive no funding at all.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “City officials are expected to propose a zone for the new middle school coming to 75 Morton St. at a public meeting on Thursday—specifying geographic boundaries that will determine which Manhattan families are guaranteed seats in the new school.” —DNAinfo

Jay Van Everen plaque at Canal BMT station courtesy Forgotten New York••• Forgotten New York looks at the streets that got erased as the Lower East Side got developed from the 1930s on. The post includes Collect Pond Park and “This Jay Van Everen plaque, at the Canal Street BMT station token booth [that] shows a long-vanished NYC scene. […] Van Everen, a painter by trade, designed a few of the plaques that appear in BMT stations built from 1905-1920. So what does the Van Everen mosaic in the Canal Street subway station depict? It’s likely Van Everen saw this 1812 woodcut featuring the corner of Great George Street (today’s Broadway) and Canal Street. The building in the middle was the Stone Bridge Tavern. The stone bridge in the foreground carried Broadway over the canal. When the canal was filled in, the bridge was buried under the street. It may still be there, although subway construction may have uprooted it.”

••• Lee Stempniak, who plays hockey for the New Jersey Devils, lives in Tribeca. He moved here when he was with the Rangers, natch. —New York Times

••• The Odeon now sells its “rather austere” granola at the restaurant and Gourmet Garage. —New York Times

••• New York magazine has a big photo of a room at the Tribeca home of Susan and Michael Hort—they have an insane contemporary art collection. (Their building is 153 Hudson, the one with this painting facing the street.) The article isn’t online yet.

••• Racked visits Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster’s new shop on Grand.

Gentle Monster Soho store courtesy Gentle Monster