In the News: 9/11 Memorial Event Causes Concern

••• On the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s annual run/walk: “The museum’s major fundraiser, featuring up to 5,000 participants, cannot begin in its usual location, Pier 26 in Tribeca, due to construction. So on April 22 the sixth annual run/walk will commence outside of P.J. Clark’s on the north side of Battery Park City’s North Cove, Christine Huus, the museum’s senior vice president of special events, told the committee. Line-up begins at 7:50 a.m. and at 8 they are off, heading north along the esplanade before doubling back at Pier 26 and finishing near the museum [….] [Community Board 1 committee member Tammy] Meltzer implored Huus to figure out a way, in 2019, to start the race on Memorial or Oculus property. On Sunday mornings, she said, ‘It’s dead. There’s not a thing going on down there.’ ‘I will tell you honestly,’ Huus responded, ‘that we will look at that for next year.'” Hear, hear! —Tribeca Trib

••• “On Thursday, February 15, from 2-3pm [transportation activist Charles Komanoff will] be presenting at Synapse Energy Economics’ monthly webinar.” Oy, that word. “His talk will cover the intricacies of traffic modeling, his calculations of net benefits from congestion pricing, the implications of the New York congestion-pricing debate for urban transportation reform, and other potential applications of externality pricing (e.g., carbon taxes) in the United States.” Register.Broadsheet

••• John Derian is opening a shop at 18 Christopher Street in March, which is good news for those of us who get to the West Village more often than the East. —Wall Street Journal

••• And since we’ve been talking about Chinese food lately: The New York Times reviewed Hwa Yuan Szechuan, and it’s not the usual fluorescent situation: “The tables sit under white cloths, and the places are set with white china traced with gold.”

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