In the News: New Staten Island Ferry to Stop in Battery Park City

••• “Bill de Blasio announced Thursday he has selected [Staten Island] to join the NYC Ferry system. […] The new fast ferry route will run from St. George to Battery Park [City]/Vesey Street for a total of 18 minutes. It will continue on for another 17 minutes from Battery Park City/Vesey Street to Midtown West at Pier 79/West 39th Street. The Economic Development Corporation said the city plans to launch the new route sometime in 2020.” The Battery Park City ferry terminal is already getting more traffic as a result of the weekend PATH train shutdown. —

••• The Joe’s Pizza in FiDi will open this coming Tuesday or Wednesday. —Eater

••• The New Yorker hangs out with Martin Kesselman of INColour paint store.

••• Someone stole a painting off the wall of Team Gallery on Grand Street. —New York Daily News

••• “Almost two years to the day after a student at Millennium High School, in the Financial District, was run down by a speeding driver, the City’s Department of Transportation has agreed to take steps”—i.e., install a speed hump—”that may increase pedestrian safety in front of the school.” —Broadsheet

••• “Barthman Jewelers began in FiDi in 1884 at the historic One Maiden Lane. A few years back they moved down the block to 176 Broadway, but closed it towards the end of 2018. They have now made the transition to the 21st century with the opening of their new sparkling flagship store in the heart of the Financial District at 20 Broad.” —FiDi Fan Page