In the News: Santos Party House Has Closed

••• “When the [1 World Trade Center] observatory complex opened last year on the top three floors of the new Lower Manhattan building, its operator, Legends, predicted that it would draw 3.3 million visitors annually. That was optimistic by a million. This week, the video wall in the Global Welcome Center, which displays a running tally of visitors, put the total number at just 2.3 million since the observatory opened on May 29, 2015.” —New York Times

••• Santos Party House on Lafayette appears to have closed. —DNAinfo

••• “Firefighters rescued a boy who got his head stuck between two metal bars in a Manhattan fence Tuesday morning [….] The boy, whose age wasn’t immediately released, got stuck across the street from 16 Ericsson Place, near Varick.” —DNAinfo

••• “According to several Community Board 1 members, a Port Authority official has encouraged them to support the siting of the [9/11-damaged sculpture called Sphere] in Liberty Park” at the World Trade Center. —Tribeca Trib

••• “The source of a mysterious phone call, which falsely purported to be from the local councilmember and aimed to drum up support for a controversial zoning plan, has been traced to a PR firm working for the Downtown Alliance—though both groups deny using such dubious tactics.” —Downtown Express

••• “In September, after more than a year away, [the Wavertree] is set to return to the South Street Seaport Museum, mended, gleaming and ready to remind visitors of the ships that define New York City’s history. The 15-month, $13 million city-funded undertaking has progressed ahead of schedule.” —New York Times

••• A New York Times article on landlords that offer inexpensive studio space to artists includes Hercules Art Studio on Park Place and 50 West.