In the News: Police Chase in Washington Market Park

••• The New York Times profiles 130 William, the 66-story building by architect David Adjaye.

••• “A man was threatened with his life in Manhattan by a stranger pretending to be a police officer, authorities said Thursday. The 58-year-old was walking near Platt Street and William Street in the Financial District on the night of May 11 when the unknown man—wearing a backpack, plain clothes, an ‘NYC’ baseball cap, but no police identification—approached him and started a conversation.” —New York Post

••• Q&A with writer Richard Stratton, a Battery Park City resident. —Broadsheet

••• “Night at the Museums will return on June 19 with free admission to more than a dozen Downtown museums and historical sites, all within walking distance from one another. Hours of admission are 4 to 8 p.m.” —Tribeca Trib

••• Yesterday, That Jim Berg tweeted, “Police activity in Washington Market Park this morning. Looks serious.” According to an email sent out by P.S. 234, “This activity appeared to be police chasing an individual on foot into Washington Market Park.” I went to the 1st Precinct’s Twitter page to see if there was any other news, but there wasn’t. (Anyone know more? UPDATE: See the video at the end of this post, which L. sent over.) Anyway, I also bring this up because the 1st Precinct tweeted a bunch of “wanted” posts for various thefts and an indecent exposure. The woman below was my favorite. (She’s accused of using a stolen credit card at Best Buy.)


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