In the News: The Oculus as Event Space

••• Jay McInerney’s new novel, Bright, Precious Days, is not a sequel to Bright Lights, Big City, but the cover features the Odeon (as BLBG did), with Tribute in Light instead of the Twin Towers. “The restaurant gets a single mention in a telling passage about how the once lawless, graffiti-tagged no-man’s-land of Tribeca had become a playground for the very rich. ‘Now you saw movie stars in the Garden Deli, investment bankers at the Odeon.'” —Departures

••• “Retail leaseholder Westfield has begun marketing the $1.4 billion elliptical World Trade Center shopping hall for events. A teaser e-mail circulated by BizBash on Wednesday touted the Oculus floor as a 20,000-square-foot indoor venue and trumpeted the future Oculus Plaza as a 6,000-square-foot outdoor venue that will be available in 2017. […] The company’s ‘vision’ is to seek consumer-focused events such as art displays and corporate promotions that can engage the public, rather than have private weddings and bar mitzvahs.” —New York Post

••• “Community Board 1 is urging Brookfield Properties to preserve a battered relic of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: the stippling indentations visible on the uptown side of the Liberty Street pedestrian bridge, which were created by an avalanche of falling debris.” A reader emailed me this morning to point out that CB1 might want to change its resolution to say “disfacement” rather than “effacement.”—Broadsheet

••• “A man had his $25,000 Patek Philippe watch stolen out of his Tribeca Equinox gym locker, police said, after leaving it for just 10 minutes.” I’ve said it so many times: Your lock is probably not secure. But one wonders why the NYPD can’t find these gym thieves from the security cameras that are presumably all over the check-in area? —DNAinfo

••• Gael Greene liked the food at Amada. If you think my food photos are bad….

••• The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved revised signage for the Fulton Market Building at the Seaport District. YIMBY‘s post includes new renderings.