In the News: The Battery Maritime Hotel Is Back On

••• “After a host of problems over the past few years, it seems like the redevelopment of the Battery Maritime Building, next to the Whitehall Ferry Terminal, is finally getting back on track.” You may know the building better as the Manhattan terminal for the Governors Island ferry. “Over the weekend, the city’s Economic Development Corporation revealed that it had selected a new development team to take over the redevelopment of the Beaux Arts building from the Dermot Company. The new team is comprised of Centaur Properties (they’re building Isay Weinfeld’s High Line condos) and Cipriani USA, Inc., a hospitality company.” —Curbed

••• Remember when lots of Styrofoam insulation pellets were snowing down from 143 Fulton? CBS New York ran a report on it; as soon as a camera was turned on, Margaret Chin got angry about the situation and made some idle threats.

••• “For the first time in four years, Community Board 1 will tonight convene a panel devoted exclusively to housing issues. [Its] work may continue the research and advocacy begun by CB1’s earlier Housing Committee […] which produced a series of comprehensive reports identifying the Lower Manhattan buildings in which rent-stabilized apartments are available (and specifying how many are located in each), along with details about how long those protections are slated to continue.” —Broadsheet

••• Actress/singer Charlotte Gainsbourg has been living in Tribeca, but she’s moving soon. (Below: “Deadly Valentine,” her new song.) —Vulture

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