In the News: 50 West Skyscraper

••• “Developer Francis Greenburger’s Time Equities is putting the kibosh on speculation that a revival of its planned, Helmut Jahn-designed 50 West Street tower is imminent. Yesterday, the developer was reported to have paid $1.5 million to obtain new permits for its $600 million, 65-story hotel and condominium project, which has been shelved since 2008, causing several publications to infer that this signaled the rebirth of one of Lower Manhattan’s largest stalled developments. But contrary to those reports, Time Equities said today that such conclusions are ‘premature.'” (The Real Deal, image from Curbed, which is the link in the middle of the paragraph; not sure why there are two of the building)

••• “A rundown five-story building nestled between gleaming million-dollar Tribeca condos is a wreck neighbors say seems ready to collapse. Building inspectors have ordered immediate repairs to stabilize 372 Broadway [bet. White and Franklin] and cited owner Abraham Leser for infractions, including dumping an eight-foot mountain of trash inside.” (New York Daily News)

••• Tribeca resident “Pamela Hootkin decided to step up her philanthropic commitment to the city about 10 years ago. So she began by volunteering at a residence for domestic violence victims run by Safe Horizon, a nonprofit agency. The charity became the center of Ms. Hootkin’s charitable work and in the process she looped in coworkers, her company, friends and family, too.”  She’s the senior vice president, treasurer and investor relations at Phillips-Van Heusen. (Wall Street Journal)

••• “As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, people may begin to feel renewed surges of grief and anxiety, experts say. To help New Yorkers, 9/11 family members and people around the country cope with the anniversary, the Mental Health Association of New York City is offering a 9-11 Healing & Remembrance Program, which includes a counseling hotline, travel stipends and emotional support to help victims’ families to travel to Ground Zero.” (DNAinfo)

••• Stats on how FiDi is booming again. (Forbes)

••• T Magazine checks out the clay exhibit at RH Gallery.

••• “Goldman Guy Buys at W Downtown for 40 Percent Off.” (Curbed)


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