In the News: Hudson River Park Tax?

••• “Property owners around Hudson River Park, which will ultimately stretch five miles from the southern tip of Manhattan to 59th Street, could be required to pay a special tax totaling million of dollars annually. The Friends of Hudson River Park, a nonprofit, has begun the public process required for the creation of a business or neighborhood improvement district. Such districts have the right to assess a tax on property owners within their boundaries. By law, the district can’t be formed if more than half of these property owners object.” (Wall Street Journal)

••• A New York Times article on “food swaps” included a visit to one in a Tribeca apartment building.

••• “Budget cuts are threatening to cancel a popular after school program enjoyed by 70 children at P.S. 150.” (DNAinfo)

••• Remarkably well-adjusted actor Daniel Radcliffe (a.k.a. Harry Potter) lives in Tribeca, according to a New York Post profile.

••• The New York Times reviews “The Rover” at World Financial Center: “Yet for all the cast’s hard work and [director] Ms. Coonrod’s skill, it is tough to escape the feeling that this marriage of art and commercial space is a forced one […] even with the addition of the vibrant actors, costumed in warm hues of scarlet and gold. They’re like exotic birds come to roost in an airport.”

••• “Looking forward to the next year’s baseball season, the Battery Park City Authority board approved two new features to the redesign of neighborhood’s ball fields’ redesign at a March 8 meeting. First, shaded dug-outs will be added. Second, taller, more energy-efficient lights that will cast less glare into nearby apartments during night games are also being planned.” (Broadsheet Daily)


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