Neighborhood News: WTC Performing Arts Center Revealed, The Future of Loew’s Theater

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**Brooklyn-based firm REX will design the World Trade Center Performing Arts Center — aka The Perelman. The center will be located where the former WTC PATH station once stood. It will be made of marble so thin its translucent (hence the window-less design). According to Curbed, the $250 million project has already raised $175 million — $75 million through a donation by Ronald Perelman and $100 million through federal funds provided after 9/11. The difference will be raised through private donations. You can check out a video of the Perelman here. —Curbed

**The Loew’s Theater has a complicated past. To explain its current status, Jersey Digs has an excellent interview with co-directors of the Friends of the Loew’s, a non-profit organization that rescued the theater from being torn down in 1987 and who currently control its future. —Jersey Digs

**New Jersey has activated text-to-911 services throughout the state. To use it, simply type the address of the emergency and the type of problem you’re reporting. —NJTVNews

**The Jersey City Fire Department recently received an $8.4 million federal SAFER grant — the largest the city has ever received — that will allow the city to retain 45 currently active firefighters and hire 16 new ones. —NJTVNews

(Image: REX)