In the News: School Zoning Impasse

Courtesy Curbed

••• The Real Deal got a peek at the new design for what was once 5 Franklin Place and now is a nondescript building on Broadway. (via Curbed, which may be the better link to click, because I couldn’t get TRD’s to work)

••• “A Department of Education zoning proposal that would send north Tribeca kindergartners to P.S. 3 in Greenwich Village got no support Monday night from District 2’s Community Education Council, the panel that must approve the plan. […] The Community Education Council will meet again to discuss the rezoning of Downtown schools on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at P.S. 116, 210 E. 33 St. At that meeting, the public will again have the opportunity to express their views.” —Tribeca Trib.  Which reminds me: A reader recently pointed out how astoundingly small the “catchment” for P.S. 89 is. It’s like four blocks long, with a park in the middle. No one is saying it should be enlarged, just that the size speaks to how dense it is with kids.

••• “There are a lot of factors contributing to the very low market value of the “1,700 sq ft” Manhattan loft on the 5th floor at 145 Chambers Street as reflected in its sale on September 23 at $800,000, but first things, first: it is the lowest price per foot for any Tribeca loft sale tracked on my Master List of Manhattan Lofts Sold Since November 2008, which includes all downtown loft sales that I have observed in nearly three years between $500,000 and $5mm, and second-lowest price per foot of all 1,500+ loft sales on the list. Wowza.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “Negotiations between Occupy Wall Street and Downtown residents are going nowhere—and the community is getting fed up.After hosting a meeting between protesters and residents Friday afternoon, City Councilwoman Margaret Chin said she is losing faith that the protesters will be able to address residents’ concerns about noise, garbage and safety in Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street has been camped out for the past month.” —DNAinfo It’s not just at Zuccotti. The chanting, drumming parades along Broadway (including a recent one at 1 a.m.) are getting mighty annoying. You got people’s attention, folks. Now do something with it already.

••• The New Yorker has a typically long profile of NYT managing editor (and Tribecan) Jill Abramson. The amount of energy spent pondering the politics of the Times….


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  1. Occupy Wall Street , excuse me, Occupy Zuccotti Park- great idea(s), horrible location/execution. Capitol Hill or the Washington Mall would have been a more logical place to start. Capitol Hill is the worst Co-op Board EVER!