In the News: Greenwich Street

by Julie Shapiro (courtesy DNAinfo)

••• “City Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Community Board 1 Chairwoman Julie Menin both reiterated their call for additional traffic control measures on [Greenwich Street] this week. ‘The recent accident only proves that something needs to be done to slow traffic along Greenwich,’ Chin said in an email. ‘We can’t wait until people get hurt to take action.’ A Department of Transportation spokeswoman said the agency would start a study of the Greenwich and Reade intersection this spring, to see if it requires any changes. The department just studied the Greenwich and Duane intersection last fall and determined that it does not meet federal warrants for installing a stop sign.” (DNAinfo)

••• The New York Times stops by Damon Dash’s Local 172 Trading Post: “It’s open to the public on Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m., and by appointment on weekdays. There’s often a D.J. and a keg.”

••• 111 Washington, next to the W New York Downtown, will go from a parking lot to rentals. (New York Post, via Curbed)

••• A media company is said to be leasing 250K square feet in 100 Church (the full-block building between Park Place and Barclay that’s rumored to be getting an Anne Frank museum). The New York Observer ran an image of the lobby’s old chandeliers, even though they’re gone. Also, is anything north of Ground Zero really FiDi? I say we call it Tribeca and move on. (via Curbed)

••• “It’s finally spring down at the World Financial Center. Reps announce that the annual Greenmarket will open up for the season down there tomorrow, as will their line up of food kiosks catering to the workers of Battery Park City and the Financial District. In addition to Ed’s Lobster kiosk and Quality Burger, Fatty ‘Cue will open up a mobile stand in the next few weeks selling Zak Pelaccio and pitmaster Robbie Richter’s Asian-accented barbecue. The menu has yet to be released, but it will be good for BPC folks to get a taste of what those guys are doing on the other side of the river. There’s been no further word on Pelaccio’s soft serve kiosk Fatty Snack, but that should make its debut soon as well.” (Eater)

••• “New York Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D), Jerrold Nadler (D) and Peter King (R) have requested a special congressional delegation visit to New York City to honor the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Minority Leader Nancy Peloski [sic] immediately supported the visit but House Speaker John Boener [sic again; if you’re going to misspell it, you might as well go for Boner] still has not said yes.” (Downtown Express)



  1. In the meantime, just put a YIELD or STOP for PEDS in crosswalk sign, like the ones they have all over the bike paths of the Hudson River Park and re-paint the crosswalks, so they are more visible. Why do I have to think of everything? It’s hilarious that the DOT can’t act unless there is a study. “We can’t wait until people get hurt to take action. So let’s wait and do another study.”

  2. There’s an elementary school and a playground there for g**’s sake! How much more reason do they need to install a simple stop sign? The stupidity is beyond belief.