Volume 17 • Issue 3 | June 11 - 17, 2004

Downtown local

Park plea
Count actor Edward Norton among the Hudson River Park enthusiasts. Norton, who is on the board of the Signature Theater company, spoke at the June 10 Winter Garden ceremony in which the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. announced that Signature would be one fo the arts groups to move into the World Trade Center site. Norton mentioned examples of good deciiosn made by government. “When you’re in Central Park or in Bryant Park or in the Hudson River Park effort you say, ‘thank God some people had the vision to do this right.’ ” Norton thanked the L.M.D.C. and may get a chance to repeat that gesture since the Hudson River Park Trust has a pending application with the L.M.D.C. to build the Lower Manhattan section of the park.

Children’s grants
The New York City Family Fund of New Yorkers for Children recently awarded $800,000 in grants to 27 community-based organizations that provide support services to families and children affected by the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Grant recipients include the Henry Street Settlement, which provides job readiness and placement services to residents of Chinatown and the Lower East Side who were displaced from their jobs as a result of 9/11, and the St. Vincent’s World Trade Center Healing Services program. This year’s grants ranged from $15,000 to $50,000.

C.B. 1 meetings
The upcoming week’s schedule of Community Board 1 meetings is as follows:

On Monday, June 14, the World Trade Center Redevelopment Committee will meet at 6 p.m. in Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s office at 250 Broadway, 19th floor, to hear a presentation of the Fulton St. transit hub and to discuss the project’s Environmental Impact Statemetn; to discuss the W.T.C. Memorial Center advisory committee draft recommendations, and to discuss a resolution on retail at the rebuilt W.T.C.

On Tuesday, June 15, C.B. 1 will hold its monthly full board meeting at 6 p.m. at Pace University’s multi-purpose room at 1 Pace Plaza.

Pre-K student search
P.S. 150 in Tribeca still has seats available in its morning and afternoon pre-kindergarten classes for this fall. The morning session is from 8:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the afternoon class is from noon to 2:40 p.m.

The tiny Greenwich St. elementary school fills its kindergarten seats primarily with its pre-kindergarten students, so parents interested in enrolling their children in the school are encouraged to start them at the pre-K level. The school gives admissions preference to children live within the zones for P.S. 234 and P.S. 89.

For more information, call Christine at 212-732-4392.

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