Downtown Express photo by Geoff Smith
Nabe says: We’re here, we’re Square, get used to it
By Lucas Mann
Erin Roeder sat on a panel of developers on the stage at Don Hill’s bar, on the corner of Spring and Greenwich Sts., trying to envision Hudson Square. She was looking for a way to explain the difficulties of that task.
Toddlers may be in, but tenants still out at Rector
By Skye H. McFarlane
The tiny tots will be sticking around at 333 Rector Pl., but it looks as though most of the adult-size tenants will be out by end of September unless legal action intercedes.
Despite hitting a wall, South Ferry project running on time
By Joe Orovic
Residents tired of perennial construction delays all over Lower Manhattan as well as the clanging metal and construction eyesores in and around Battery Park, take heart. The South Ferry station project is currently on budget and scheduled to be completed by August 2008, to the delight of Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee and the Battery Park Conservancy.
VILLAGER ART & LIFESTYLE
The sea change that led to the Seaport Theater Fest
By JERRY TALLMER
All changed, yes, changed utterly, a change within all of us, forever, in that choking rain of blood-scorched white dust. September 11, 2001. Changed not for beauty but for death.
Cirque de Cabaret
By Nicole Davis
When Spiegelworld took up its summer residence at the South Street Seaport last year, it was hard to believe the tented venue would live up to the picture the press releases painted.
Machers and shakers: Best Emerging Jewish Artists Show returns
Homebrewed music from Oregon cascades to NYC
By Todd Simmons
There must be a band-developing compound somewhere in Portland, Oregon that is churning out aggressively quirky pop rock bands like microbrews at an alarming clip.
Pulling back the Sugar Curtain
By Steven Snyder
There’s a sequence in Michael Moore’s latest documentary “Sicko,” that has been widely discussed, but primarily for the wrong reasons.
A tiny theater company in a sea of plays
By Jennifer O’Reilly
The Shooting Star Theater at 40 Peck Slip in the South Street Seaport is a modest 30-seat venue which falls decidedly into the category of Off-Off Broadway both in location and size.
SUMMER IN THE CITY
From maritime commerce to cafes, Front Street gets a dramatic face-lift
The center of world commerce is coming full circle. The South Street Seaport, once a thriving port in mid-1800s, has felt like a dead zone for decades, save for Pier 17 and the Fulton Fish Market, which ultimately left, too.
Slime and the city
By WILL McKINLEY
I’ll admit it. I’m nearly 40-years-old and I still want to get slimed. And, thanks to Nickelodeon’s “Slime Across America Tour,” which is set to splatter the South Street Seaport with gelatinous green goop, I may finally get my chance.
Sitelines, Lower Manhattan performance fest, goes global
By Jennifer Milne
On the corner of Old Slip and Front St. last week, three people in orange jumpsuits laid prostrate over a large subway grate, face down.
The Seaport Museum: keeping maritime history afloat
By Laura Silver
Before Godiva and Abercrombie & Fitch, there were ships. Fulton Street’s fishmongers have been replaced by real estate brokers, shoppers and bar hoppers, but the boats are still there, tethered to Piers 15 and 16, a testament to New York City’s and the globe’s maritime heritage.
Real estate tidbits from the Seaport
By Joseph Dobrian
Historic Front St. is not the only Seaport block with retail activity. Several mixed-use buildings may be available on Beekman St., reports broker Ehsan Rahman of Century 21.