Downtown Express photo by Elisabeth Robert
General Growth Properties hopes to demolish Pier 17 to build redesigned retail, but in the meantime the firm has brought in new shops. The new leases are short term and have low rents, according to several sources.
Report details Deutsche firefighters’ last fatal hour
By Julie Shapiro
Across the street from the smoking Deutsche Bank building, an F.D.N.Y. commander orchestrated the firefighting operations inside. He communicated by radio, his voice coming in clearly as he asked repeatedly for a roll call.
The search for Beddia and Graffagnino
Deutsche radio transmissions
Excerpts of the audio transmissions from the fatal fire at the former Deutsche Bank building on Aug. 18, 2007, when firefighters Joseph Graffagnino, 33, and Robert Beddia, 53, were both killed. They are the missing Engine 24 firefighters referred to in the tapes. Graffagnino is the first one to be found and Beddia is the second.
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Burden grills Sanitation over garage tower plan
By Albert Amateau
City Planning Commissioners zeroed-in on a few issues toward the end of an all-day hearing on Wednesday on the Department of Sanitation’s proposal for a $429 million garage for three sanitation districts on the UPS lot on Spring St.
Hotel keeps ’em guessing as business it’s messing
By Albert Amateau
The project at 180 Orchard St. that began more than three years ago looks like a derelict construction site whose future is a mystery. But one thing is certain to some:
Landlords sue, saying law would harass them
By Jefferson Siegel
Landlords filing suit against a new tenant anti-harassment law were lambasted at a rally on the steps of City Hall last week.
Strand books one more month on Fulton St.
Strand Bookstore’s 95 Fulton St. annex will be closing at the end of September, a month later than expected, said owner Fred Bass. The store closing was originally schedule for Aug. 31.
Greenwich St. pedestrian recounts limo road rage incident
On Aug. 27, Brian Lutz said he was speaking to his wife about how unsafe the intersection they were crossing — Greenwich and Duane Sts. — was when he suddenly heard someone yelling “Look out! Look out!” Looking to his left, Lutz saw a black limousine backing up straight at him.