In the News: Pedestrian Bridge Delayed Again

••• “Officials revealed last week that the West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge, slated to be finished in the fall after nearly a decade of delays, won’t meet that deadline. Nor does it appear that the project’s already ballooned budget of more than $40 million will be enough to cover the cost increases that will likely result from the latest holdup. Board members of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., a joint city and state agency that helped fund the bridge, appeared unsure of the exact cause of the problem.” —Crain’s

••• A couple of thefts in the Tribeca Trib police blotter.

••• I missed this Daytonian in Manhattan post on 334 Canal.

••• “Some dealmaking may be on the horizon between the Howard Hughes Corp. and community leaders over the future of the company’s latest Seaport investment, 250 Water Street.” It’d be a real shame if the best the city/community can do is get more funding for the South Street Seaport Museum. —Tribeca Trib

••• “A massive 8.5-inch oyster was plucked from below a pier in Manhattan—and it could be the biggest bivalve ever found in the Hudson River. A construction worker made the stunning discovery while working on repairing piling on Pier 40, The River Project said in a Facebook post.” —New York Post