In the News: FiDi Rebound

••• “Next year, Fidelity Investments will move from Lower Manhattan to Jersey City. Deloitte & Touche, the auditing and financial advisory firm, is also leaving the area, for Rockefeller Center, while a neighbor, the Japanese bank Nomura, appears headed to Midtown. The loss of additional companies from the city’s historic financial district and the surrounding blocks has in the past led to hand-wringing by planners, politicians and landlords about the dubious future of Lower Manhattan. But this time, the news has been greeted with as many yawns as laments. Finance still dominates the neighborhood, but Lower Manhattan has changed remarkably over the past 10 years. The residential population has more than doubled since Sept. 11, and the number of hotels has tripled to 18. More important, there are a growing number of law firms, tech companies and nonprofit organizations moving into the district.” (New York Times)

••• “The empty, former headquarters of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. at 85 Broad St. is close to landing a big new tenant. Sources say there is a deal for Oppenheimer & Co. to take 290,000 square feet at the vacant, 1.2 million-square-foot tower between Bridge and Stone streets.” (Crain’s)

••• “Condé Nast’s WTC lease down to ‘last drafts’: Signing could come as soon as late this month says Douglas Durst; if it and other pending deals are signed, the 1,776-foot tower would be 85% leased.” (Crain’s)

••• “Weeks after being appointed a senior advisor to the controversial Ground Zero Islamic community center [Park51], Imam Abdallah Adhami announced Friday that he has stepped down.” (Crain’s)

••• “The Packers are leading the Steelers with two days left in the Tribeca Treats Cookie Bowl.” (DNAinfo)


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