In the News: Pier A Plaza


Pier A

•••”Pier A, the last of the 19th-century piers that once lined the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, will be getting a newly designed plaza in front built with money saved during recent structural work to stabilize the pier.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “J. Crew has collaborated with cult Japanese selvedge denim maker Warehouse on a line of premium denim inspired by the J. Crew Tribeca Men’s Shop at the Liquor Store. […] The Lot 484 jean is named for the Liquor Store address (484 Broadway, get it?) and will retail for $300, both online and at the eponymous store location. These jeans are made completely out of Memphis grown cotton, which is then flown to Tokyo for a special weave and dye job. The jeans are pretty much ‘untreated’, so as J. Crew Head of Men’s Design Frank Muytjens says, ‘you have to do the work yourself. You have to wear it, but they fade really beautifully and quickly.’ Interesting concept. Also interesting is that the store will offer unique alterations services done with a ‘Union Special 43200 stitch machine’, which sounds very serious, as the machine was created specifically for altering denim.” (Racked)

••• South Steet Seaport owner General Growth Properties‘ plan to exit bankruptcy. (Downtown Express)

•••”Several hundred friends and relatives of Albert Capsouto packed Tribeca Rooftop Tuesday night to commemorate the neighborhood restaurateur and community leader.” (Downtown Express)

•••”New York Downtown Hospital is opening its doors to those who will have nowhere to go when St. Vincent’s Hospital closes. ‘We’re prepared to step up for the community,’ Sarah Jones, spokesperson for Downtown Hospital, said on Wednesday. ‘We consider St. Vincent’s catchment area to be our catchment area as well'” (Downtown Express)


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