In the News: Liberty Park Opens Next Week

Liberty Park courtesy WTC Progress••• “The World Trade Center’s leafy, elevated park filled with pathways, benches and greenery is readying to open next week, the Port Authority confirmed to DNAinfo New York.” The exact date is still TBA.

••• Gothamist got inside the International Center of Photography’s new home on Bowery.

••• “The Battery Park City Authority is getting closer to circulating publicly, and soliciting public reaction to, the preliminary results of its study for ways to improve the streetscapes along South End Avenue and West Thames Street.” —Broadsheet

••• “As the Urban Fellow for Community Board 1, [Cammie] Flippen recently oversaw what is sure to be one of the most comprehensive inventories of non-human objects that populate a city’s sidewalks. Last fall she directed a team of Pace University urban planning students who examined, block by block, four Downtown neighborhoods: Tribeca, Battery Park City, the Seaport/Civic Center and the Financial District. They counted just about any type of permanent object that could be found on a sidewalk, from pay phones and planters to trash cans and tree pits. There were nearly 7,000 in all.” —Tribeca Trib

••• Walker’s has a liquor license for 16 N. Moore from 1896. —Whom You Know

••• “Joe Daniels announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down as president and CEO of the September 11 Memorial and Museum. Daniels, 43, has held the position since 2006.” —Tribeca Trib