Is the new building on Varick between Beach and N. Moore better than what preceded it? Does it resemble the rendering at all? Does it add to the neighborhood or detract from it? / 6 comments
Is the new building at the corner of West and Canal better than what preceded it? Does it resemble the rendering at all? Does it add to the neighborhood or detract from it? / 25 comments
You know how you can't keep track of all the new buildings sprouting up? I walked and Citi Biked around the neighborhood so we'd have an up-to-date sense of what's happening where—shamelessly peeping through holes when necessary.
Plus: Warren Street conversion; Butterfly opening date; Nili Lotan sample sale started today; new Downtown Connection buses have GPS.
Starbucks is open now. Looks a lot more upscale than the usual branch. They call it the reserve bar. — Dave / Seen & Heard: New Starbucks in Brookfield Place
It's not about "economic sense, " but rather politics. The City would seemingly rather build fewer affordable housing units and... — James / In the News: Phone Snatchings
It would be a double standard if EDC is allowed to place the affordable housing far away from the site.... — James / In the News: Phone Snatchings
The city sells these Civic Center buildings because they have not maintained them and they are now decrepit and falling... — Reademan / In the News: Phone Snatchings
Ah, it's your photo! Thanks, will add that. And we seem confident that it was indeed Tribeca. (If you have... — Erik Torkells / Seen & Heard: Roof Tree Removed
Sorry about the wrong date! I was in NYC a lot in the 80s/90s/00s. The photo was shot on film... — Jake / Seen & Heard: Roof Tree Removed
The address has a bit of recent history. It was in front of Michelangelo's Pizza that the French documentary makers,... — Michael S / Seen & Heard: Roof Tree Removed
Plus: Torly kid book swap; 13-17 Laight developer; Pier 40 lights back on; P.S. 234 Spring Auction; "All the Buildings in New York" book; New Museum phone calls; Tribeca Film Festival's closing-night choice.
Including the $40 million penthouse. Plus: Is 11 N. Moore a bad neighbor?; Fika looks close to opening; work at 502 Canal; De Niro in Tribeca; Aamanns bread; Tribeca Trust talk; Terra Wine Bar; roti contest. / 3 comments
When demolition started at 460 Washington, it was grab-the-baby-and-get-out time as neighbors thought an earthquake was underway. Then they noticed the cracks.... / 7 comments
Plus: Views from 1WTC; the stalled 9/11 Museum; "Hudson Square" rezoning process starts; gallery leaving Tribeca; developer buys in own property; J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler; the Civic Center.