Downtown Express photo by Jefferson Siegel
Our palm tree cars do 185
A solar Fisker Karma luxury hybrid sports car was taken up to the Winter Garden’s second floor Saturday to set up for the free Motorexpo show. The event workers had to open the building’s glass in order to fit the cars in the World Financial Center for the show’s American debut. “Everything is possible in America,” said the show’s British creator, Graeme Carver. Ric Clarke, C.E.O. of Brookfield Properties, said it is the “most ambitious” public event his firm has ever brought to the W.F.C. in 20 years of programming. A $2 million Bugatti, an Ashton Martin and yes, a Maserati are among over 70 cars that are still on display until 6 p.m. Fri., Sept. 19.
Some neighbors say tower is stacked against Tribeca
The teetering stack of condo cubes that will soon rise at 56 Leonard St. almost looks poised for a giant hand to descend from the sky and, carefully, slide one of the cubes out of place.
Gay, gray and green color hearing on plan for Pier 40
By Lincoln Anderson
Wind turbines and solar panels, a round-the-clock, drop-in center for gay and lesbian youth, a middle school, a “new Caffe Cino,” a spot for community-based boating, more stuff for seniors and assurance that vintage cars won’t be dinged by parking lifts were among the many requests — in some cases, more like demands — by community members at the first full public hearing on the new Pier 40 redevelopment proposal on Monday evening.
Governor places Calatrava station ahead of W.T.C. towers
By Julie Shapiro
Gov. David Paterson laid out his priorities for ground zero the day after the seventh anniversary of the attacks, and he broke with the city and some community leaders in the order of his list.
Port: W.T.C. towers will weather shaky financial storm
By Julie Shapiro
Wall St.’s financial tailspin will not jeopardize the World Trade Center rebuilding, Port Authority leaders promised Tuesday.
12-step clients on a mission to find work
By James S. Woodman
Visitors entering the New York City Rescue Mission at 90 Lafayette St. will often first encounter a man named Mark, peering up from behind the shelter’s heavy, wooden front desk. He is soft-spoken yet direct, and his full cheeks furnish a natural smile that puts those around him at ease.
Cyclist speaks, countering officer’s spin on slam
By Jefferson Siegel
A firestorm of protest erupted after a disturbing incident during the July Critical Mass bike ride, when a police officer, seemingly unprovoked, tackled a cyclist right off of his bike.
Seaport firm gets the lead out on Tin Building move