In the News: Cordoba House

Khalid Latif and Sumra Mian at the CB1 meeting on Cordoba House (photo by Yana Paskova for the New York Times)

••• “After a raucous hearing, a Manhattan community board backed a proposal on Tuesday evening to build a Muslim community center near the World Trade Center. The 29-to-1 vote, with 10 abstentions, followed a four-hour back-and-forth between those who said the community center would be a monument to tolerance and those who believed it would be an affront to victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The board’s vote was advisory — it did not have the power to scrap plans for a center — but it was seen as an important barometer of community sentiment.” (New York Times)

••• “The 9/11 Memorial won’t open for another 15 months, but people can start visiting it online now thanks to a new virtual tool. The interactive three-dimensional Google animation, launched Wednesday morning on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum website, allows people all over the world to see how the 8-acre memorial will fit into lower Manhattan’s landscape.” (DNAinfo)

••• More details on the Asphalt Green facility being built in Battery Park City. (DNAinfo)

••• Pretzels are a big trend, says the New York Times. Bread Tribeca‘s are mentioned; Blaue Gans‘s aren’t.

••• “As the residential real estate market continues to improve, another new development is coming back online. Tribeca Space, a 74-unit condo conversion, recently resumed sales for some its remaining units.” (Crain’s)

••• Curbed gets excited about a “penthouse and its 4,518 square feet of art-filled insanity. It’s the duplex condo atop 25 N. Moore Street, aka The Atalanta, Tribeca’s tallest loft building. It was listed in February through Corcoran for $14.75 million, but we recommend checking out the website set up just for the penthouse for full-size photo glory. Hey, speaking of websites! The penthouse is owned by Craig Nevill-Manning, a Google engineer with his very own Wikipedia entry. He bought the place—currently set up as a 2BR, 4BA—for $8.25 million in 2005.”

••• “Nicole Furek and Christopher Mullin bought one-bedroom, one-bath condo at 335 Greenwich St. in Tribeca from Alison Dundy and Richard A. Dundy for $852,000 on April 30. Unit #12B was built in 1931 and is part of the 335 Greenwich St. condominium development. Ms. Furek is a catering sales manager at Four Seasons Hotel in New York.” (Blockshopper)

••• “Four months of campaigning and more than 4,000 signatures later, there is finally a vegetable garden at City Hall. It’s just not the one petitioners have been fighting for.” (DNAinfo)


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