clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Freedom's Unicorn; Walking Tour TV; Swan Song #2 for Somer?

New, 7 comments

FIDI/BATTERY PARK CITY—Freedom's unicorn will ring! The board of the Port Authority NY/NJ agreed to the construction of a $34 million broadcast facility that will transmit from the spire atop 1 WTC. Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni said, "The spire that takes the iconic One World Trade Center to 1776 feet high is not simply symbolic. Combined with a state-of-the-art broadcasting facility in a unique marriage of form and function, it will generate millions of dollars of critical, on-going revenue for the Port Authority.” [Curbedwire Inbox; previously]

NYC—Melanie Lazenby of Prudential Douglas Elliman will host a new show premiering this Sunday (1p, WNBC) called "Foundations NYC". The show will be a real estate-oriented walking tour around the city with Lazenby, who will visit some of New York's older blocks and buildings, "showing what these places once were back in the day - to what they are now, and how people are living in them." [Curbedwire Inbox]

LOWER EAST SIDE—Williamsburg restaurant Isa was supposed to be Taavo Somer's New York swan song, but is the chance to design the hotel going into the Jarmulowsky Bank Building at Orchard and Canal enough to keep the patron saint of hipsters in town? [Curbedwire Inbox]