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Developer at 100 Franklin pushes back the deal’s closing, owner says

BY SAM SPOKONY  | The developer who proposed a new luxury building on a parking lot in a landmarked Tribeca district is delaying his purchase of that site, according to the lot’s current owner. DDG, led by Joe McMillan, publicly pitched its plan for an eight-story building at the 100 Franklin St. site last fall […]

BY SAM SPOKONY   |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOV. 26, 2013  |  A new interactive, online map is helping Downtown residents provide input on post-Hurricane Sandy community reconstruction. The New York Rising program, an outgrowth of Governor Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery, now features interactive maps for six communities involved in the statewide effort, one of […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | “What was your favorite movie? Y’all went and saw a movie, I’m sure. What was your favorite movie?” asked Christopher Curry, executive vice president of The Howard Hughes Corporation as he sat in front of a room packed with Community Board 1 Seaport Committee members and members of the public on […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE  |Originally published Sept. 19, 2013 |  A city proposal to add bike lanes in Tribeca is back on track after stalling with mediocre support at Community Board 1’s last full board meeting. The proposal would create a continuous route between Tribeca and Greenwich Village by way of Church St., W. Broadway and […]

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BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  |  Bicyclist safety, traffic congestion, and expanded transportation options for Tribecans were among Community Board 1 Chairperson Catherine McVay Hughes’ concerns during a morning bike tour of Downtown on July 15. Following a city Department of Transportation presentation about new bike lanes to C.B. 1’s Tribeca Committee on July 10th, this reporter […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE  |  (UPDATED JULY 31, 2013  |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JULY 24, 2013) Amid the panic and protests over moving Tribeca’s P.S. 150 elementary school to a new building in Chelsea next year, the city Department of Education appeared to be backing away from the proposal, but three months later, parents are discouraged that the plan […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS |Developer Larry Silverstein is no longer stumped at 3 World Trade Center as he has just reached an agreement in principle to lease 515,000 square feet of the building to GroupM advertising and media services firm. He would have had to cease construction at the end of the year — leaving an […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | A reconstruction project beginning later this month will close Downtown sections of Broadway for four years to replace utilities beneath the road. The city will close three of four lanes of the thoroughfare in two block sections between Rector and Ann Sts. The $42 million capital reconstruction project is scheduled to […]

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By CYNTHIA MAGNUS | The owners of the newly opened Trading Post restaurant at 170 John St. near the South Street Seaport want to add outdoor tables to their amenities. Despite a heated exchange with two building residents at the July 1st meeting of Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee, the eatery’s co-owner Sam O’Connor […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON   | [Updated July 5, 2013 with Douglas Durst’s comments about Christine Quinn and leaving Friends]  Reports of the Hudson River Park NID’s death have been greatly exaggerated — at least according to one well-placed source. Scott Lawin, vice chairperson of the Friends of Hudson River Park, said on Tuesday that the effort […]

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