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The Twin Towers printed on Fishs Eddy’s “212″ collection. (Courtesy Fishs Eddy)
In what may or may not be performance art, the Port Authority of New York & New Jerseyâ€”an organization charged with overseeing the region’s bridges, tunnels, and airportsâ€”recently toldÂ Fishs Eddyâ€”aÂ smallÂ home goods store in Manhattanâ€”thatÂ printing a pre-9/11 New York City skyline rendered inÂ cartoon-like drawings on its merchandise was of â€œgreat concern.â€ Specifically, the authority would like the store to immediately stop selling all mugs, plates, bowls, and dish towels that depict any of its â€œassetsâ€ including the Twin Towers, One World Trade Center, and even the tunnels Holland and Lincoln.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal. (Rose Trinh / Flickr)
The Port Authority of New York & New JerseyÂ has big plans for Manhattan’s West-side bus terminal. In an attempt to cut congestion on the hell-forsaken crowded streets of Hell’s Kitchen, the authority is planning aÂ $400 million bus annex a few blocks from the main 42nd Street Bus Terminal. And to improve thatÂ hell-forsakenÂ battered terminal, they are reportedly resurrecting plans to build a tower on top of itâ€”the funds from which would be used to improve the facility.
One World Trade Center. (Courtesy Port Authority of New York & New Jersey)
With the rise of Instagram and the proliferation of smart phones andÂ digital cameras, we’re all amateur photographer’s these days. And now’s your chance to snap a photo of One World Trade Centerin Lower Manhattan for your chance to win a trip to the top of the tower with two friends! The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is sponsoring the photo competition, calling for cellphone snapshots to be submitted via its Facebook page or with Twitter hashtag #OneWTCBestPhotosÂ through August 25. Snap early and tell your friends, though, as winners will be chosen by the number of popular votes they receive online. For more details, head over here.
Port Authority Bus Terminal (Boston Public Library / Flickr)
The Port Authority Board of Commissioners has endorsed a study to investigate options to accommodate growth in bus commuting to and from midtown Manhattan. The authority hired Kohn Pedersen Fox and Parsons Brinckerhoff to craft a long-term master plan to improve interstate public transit services and reduce the impact of interstate buses on nearby communities. The plan will potentially replace the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, which has reached capacity and is in need of improvements.
Freeman Plaza West (Courtesy of Ryan Muir/Hudson Square Connection)
The entrance to the Holland Tunnel, a maze of traffic and complicated pedestrian crossings, finally has some much-needed open space. Â Thursday, the Hudson Square Connection, the Business Improvement District (BID) for the area, along with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, announced the opening of Freeman Plaza West, a new public space outfitted with bistro-style tables and chairs, umbrellas, and greenery, including four trees planted in honor of four members of Port Authority Police Departmentâ€™s Holland Tunnel Command who lost their lives in the line of duty on September 11thÂ 2001.