In the News: “More Livable” Lower Manhattan

••• “Today’s BPCA board meeting has been canceled. The last board meeting took place in October 2011 and a new meeting date has not yet been scheduled.” —Broadsheet Daily

••• “Climaxing a sometimes bumpy 20-year ride, Edward Minskoff has bought out his partners in 101 Sixth Ave., giving the prominent developer/landlord sole control of the soon-to-be-vacant 425,000-square-foot tower. […] Minskoff and Andalex built 101 Sixth expressly for Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union—now threatening to strike city office buildings at year’s end—in 1991. The union is moving out at year’s end, giving Minskoff a chance to rent all 23 floors at market rents.” —New York Post

••• A CB1 member is concerned about open windows during Pier A’s reconstruction. —DNAinfo

Courtesy New York magazine

••• New York Magazine’s cover article is its annual package of “Reasons to Love New York,” and mine must be missing a page because I didn’t see “Awesome Hyperlocal Blogs” in it. Elsewhere in the issue is a roundup on Lower Manhattan, praising it as “more livable.” It gets most of the big stuff, with a couple randoms thrown in.

••• Pelea Mexicana replacement AOA Bar & Grill now appears to be going by just AOA (for for Avenue of the Americas), with Dival Ramiro (of next door’s Cachaçaria Boteco) at the helm. The menu is still American. —BlackBook

••• “The Manhattan loft #5S at 149 Franklin Street that just sold has a very idiosyncratic character and a fascinating (odd) floor plan. No one who has seen it was surprised to see that it was the long-time live and work space for an artist, “2,300 sq ft” with a single bedroom, a living room facing Franklin Street, and the rest of the space (that bedroom and the large studio) facing south toward Leonard Street. The studio and the living room are about the same size, separated by a hallway that doubles as a kitchen.” Manhattan Loft Guy dissects the loft’s sale.

••• “Edward’s, at 136 W. Broadway, received 62 violation points from the Health Department recently.” UPDATE 12/14: See comments—Edward’s is back in the DOH’s good graces. —DNAinfo


1 Comment

  1. Edward’s was re-inspected on 12/13/2011 and received 10 points and an “A”. Please update your column.