In the News: Duane Reade Headquarters

••• “Two Downtown community groups are planning to renew awareness and appreciation for an almost-forgotten historic ethnic enclave in Lower Manhattan. From the nineteenth century through the 1940s, the area of Washington and Greenwich Streets, south of Albany Street, was known as ‘Little Syria.’ But this community was largely swept away by two waves of construction: first, the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel project in the 1940s, and then by World Trade Center construction in the 1960s.” —Broadsheet Daily

••• The Zuccotti Park Greenmarket “moved to West Broadway during the encampment of Zuccotti Park, but has been so successful in its ‘temporary’ location that it will stay.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Pace University has reached an agreement to move into 140 William Street, taking the entire 50,000 square foot building for its dance and visual arts programs, The Commercial Observer has learned. The school will be relocating from its current space at 280 Broadway. […] The six-story structure’s basement and lower floors will be converted to dance studios, while upper floors will be dedicated to the art program […] The ground floor, which boasts 25 foot ceilings and column-free spans, will be converted to house an auditorium for performances” (via Curbed)

••• “New York City drugstore pharmacy giant Duane Reade has agreed to relocate its corporate offices to 40 Wall Street, the same Trump Organization-owned office tower that already houses its sushi-serving, hair-styling flagship megastore.” —New York Observer


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