In the news: Pushing back Battery Park City’s resilience plans
PUSHING OFF THE BPCA PLANS
More on this soon, but in the meantime, The Post’s Steve Cuozzo makes a tirade about the Battery Park City Authority’s plans to rebuild Wagner Park, and eventually Rockefeller Park, to make them storm-proof and build a berm around residential buildings. He writes: “The idea is supposed to protect the park from a future storm surge. But to really jeopardize Wagner Park, it would take a flood not seen since biblical times – or a flood created in a Dreamworks special effects studio. It’s too late to stop the plan despite years of community unease and outrage. Without divine intervention, this could be the most heinous act of civic vandalism since the demolition of the original Penn Station in the 1960s.”
FEARLESS GIRL NFTS TO FUND THE TRIAL
The artist behind Fearless Girl, Kristen Visbal, is in a legal battle with the company that has funded the installation since 2019, and now she’s doing NFTs to fund her $3.3 million legal bill. From Artnet“Advertising agency McCann commissioned the sculpture as part of a marketing campaign for asset management firm State Street Global Advisors, which covered production costs. After the sculpture was installed, on International Women’s Day in 2017, it immediately went viral. Visbal made 25 additional editions of the work, each priced at $250,000. State Street sued, arguing that the artist was making unauthorized copies in violation of its trademark.
A REVIEW OF ‘WHY DID YOU NOT TELL ME?’
The temperature examines Tribeca Carmen Rita Wong’s new memoir, ‘Why Didn’t You Tell Me?’: “The subjects of ‘Why Didn’t You Tell Me?’ are heavy, ranging from Wong’s (justifiable) rage at her mother’s narcissism to her crushing grief over the loss of a sibling. But she tells her story in lively conversational prose that will give readers the like listening to a master storyteller on a long road trip. It’s also a People Magazine Book of the Week.
UTERINE CANCERS NOW ADDED TO 9/11 LIST
daily news reported that after being ignored for two decades, uterine cancers should be added to a list of 9/11 health issues, “bringing a measure of equality to women who breathed in the toxic soup that hovered on Ground Zero.” “It really is a man’s world,” Cheryl Hall, a ConEd retiree who has uterine cancer, told The Daily News. “If men had uterus, that would top the list of 9/11 illnesses.”