In the News: Battery Park City Authority Ditches Its Arcade Plan

••• “The Battery Park City Authority has decided against enclosing the arcades along South End Avenue to create new retail space. At Tuesday night’s meeting of Community Board 1, Gwen Dawson, the Authority’s vice president for real property, said, ‘as a result of the feedback process to date, we’ve heard substantial concern about filling in the arcades for the purposes of providing additional, indoor retail space. Our own economic analysis as well indicates significant potential barriers to pursuing this course of action at this time. Therefore, enclosing the arcades will not be a recommendation of our study.'” So that $272,000 survey was money well spent! —Broadsheet

••• “A 34-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly stealing more than $2,000 worth of designer clothing, cosmetics, sunglasses and a watch from her two female roommates, both in their 20s. The police are also charging the woman with assaulting one of the roommates.” —Tribeca Trib

••• Local photographer Allan Tannebaum has a new book out: Grit and Glamour: The Street Style, High Fashion, and Legendary Music of the 1970s. —The Cut

••• A new book, Shop Cats of New York, includes Patti Gucci of Tent & Trails. We knew her when. For more shopdogs and shopcats—along with an occasional shopbird—see this post and its predecessors.—DNAinfo

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