In the News: Tribeca Film Festival to Show Anti-Vaccine “Documentary”

••• “A company affiliated with Italian design firm WP Lavori has bought [18 Harrison] for $7.925 million and plans to renovate it for likely fashion-related use. […] WP Lavori recently opened its first US store on Smith Street in Brooklyn. It is licensed to design, produce and distribute several apparel lines including American outdoor apparel brand Woolrich. Although WP Lavori founder and president Cristina Calori is said to be a principal of the purchasing company, it was not immediately known exactly how 18 Harrison would be used.” That’s the building where Euphoria Spa was. —New York Post

••• “This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will include a screening of a film by Andrew Wakefield, the former doctor who was stripped of his medical license after authoring a discredited study that implied a link between vaccines and autism. A spokesperson for the film [says] that there will be ‘celebrity support’ for the film at the screening.” Will the festival’s deep, passionate love of publicity triumph over common sense? —Jezebel

••• “The possibility of losing St. Joseph’s Chapel, the Catholic house of worship that has been located in Gateway Plaza for decades, will be among the topics discussed at tonight’s monthly meeting of Community Board 1.” Rent increases. —Broadsheet

••• 1 World Trade Center is now 67% leased. —New York Post

••• The New York Post says that the “mysterious, floor-to-ceiling barrier of metal and gypsum” in the concourse leading from the World Trade Center PATH station to Brookfield Place “is just a ‘temporary structure’ needed to install digital signs that Westfield plans to use for the shops, and when finished will be placed flat against the wall and get in no one’s way.” That should send shivers down the spine of anyone who has seen the digital signage in Fulton Center.