Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess
Long run on a long pier
The tip of the new, longer Pier 25 got a coat of green Tuesday as Hudson River Park Trust contractors installed an artificial turf field. When the rebuilt Tribeca pier opens this fall, the field will be used for peewee sports and T-ball, along with passive recreation. The rest of the pier’s features are steadily taking shape as well, with the volleyball court already in place and the playground construction underway. Over the next few months, the Trust will continue installing utilities and building the concession for the miniature golf course.
Silver: Keep L.M.D.C., hands off district lines
Landmarks approves squash penthouse
Working group tries to work out plan for Chinatown
By Lesley Sussman
Two competing rezoning plans that outline a vision for the future land use of Chinatown and some of its surrounding neighborhoods were presented at last week’s Chinatown Working Group community meeting.
Engine 4 fire company looks primed to be cut
By Robert Voris
Scores of firefighters from companies throughout Lower Manhattan rallied Wednesday morning outside Engine Company 4 against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal.
Video, biker’s past rolled out in Critical Mass case
By Jefferson Siegel
Nearly two years after a Critical Mass cyclist was knocked off his bike by a rookie policeman on the job for only 11 days, the trial of former Officer Patrick Pogan got underway this week in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Longer walk to Liberty bridge begins
Kindergarten crunch puts Spruce middle school in doubt
City makes deal to keep 2 P.S. 234 classrooms open
W.T.C. work less than liberating for many walkers
Mayor flirting with buying B.P.C.
Greenmarket exploring B.P.C.
Rejected by W.T.C., mural finds home at Whitehall
The mural deemed not “extraordinary enough” for the construction fence around the World Trade Center site is now wrapping a construction fence near the Whitehall Ferry Terminal instead.
Part of Chambers to remain 2-way during construction
By Lesley Sussman
First there was “The Nightmare on Elm Street.”
$300 million Brooklyn Bridge project to begin
Noisy construction on the Brooklyn Bridge could begin as soon as next month, as the city Dept. of Transportation launches a four-year, $300 million overhaul of the bridge.
Two local lawyers file suits to keep St. Vincent’s open
By Albert Amateau
St. Vincent’s Hospital filed for bankruptcy last week and wound down to its last 60 inpatients, with about two-thirds of its medical and support staff having received notice of termination by this week.
Duane St. stop sign is still a no-go
The city is sticking to its refusal to install a traffic signal or stop sign at Greenwich and Duane Sts. near the entrance to Washington Market Park.
Bigger farmers’ markets returning to the Seaport
Two farmers’ markets are growing in the South Street Seaport.
City casts its line for E. River waterfront tenants
A cafe, classrooms and recreational space could all be coming to the rebuilt East River Waterfront.
Cimino makes history with shot heard round B.P.C.
Kaylee Cimino on Saturday likely became the first softball player in Downtown Little League history to hit an out-of-the park homer.