Downtown Express photo by J.B. Nicholas
The former Deutsche Bank building still stands at 26 stories, the same as it was on Aug. 18, 2007 when two firefighters were killed battling a blaze at the demolition project.
Struggling Seaport firm looks for anyone with deep pockets
By Julie Shapiro
The Internet was awash last Thursday afternoon with the news that General Growth Properties was looking to unload South Street Seaport — but those reports are slightly exaggerated.
Sander: Downtown projects are stuck in the station
By Julie Shapiro and Josh Rogers
Nearly one year after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced it had run out of money to build the aboveground portion of the Fulton Transit Center, the agency still has made no decisions about the future.
Bells will ring in 2009
Eden in the flesh
By JERRY TALLMER
It was the morning after the opening, and the raves were in, but already Martha Clarke was on the cell phone, talking with Rob Besserer, a remarkable actor/dancer who was central to the original “Garden of Earthly Delights” in 1984-87 and is now a bit older than he was then. She was begging him to step in, now, for an actor who had been knocked out by the sciatica that struck mid-performance the night before.
In focus behind the camera
BY ELENA MANCINI
“Annie Leibovitz at Work,” a newly published retrospective of the iconic photographer’s 40-year career, is equal parts text and images. She got her start in 1970, when one of her photos of Vietnam anti-war rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley was used for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which subsequently offered her a job.
White picket malaise
By ELENA MANCINI
“Prostitution is the perfect example of the double standard. It’s illegal to sell your body if you’re poor but when you’re rich—when you’re rich it’s perfectly acceptable. We just call it being a wife,”
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Volume 21, Number 33
DECEMBER 26 - JANUARY 1, 2008
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