In the News: Battery Park City Stoplights

••• A New York Times article on the resurgence of new condos says that 56 Leonard says that the investors include not just Alexico (which started the project) and Hines (previously said to have taken it over), but also Dune Capital Management and—wait for it—Goldman Sachs.

••• “A traffic light is slated to be installed in the near future at the intersection of Murray Street and North End Avenue, along with a separate signal to control the mid-block crosswalk on Murray, between North End Way [come on, call it Goldman Alley!] and the entrance to the ball fields.” Also: “Preliminary findings by the City’s Department of Transportation indicated that two intersections at which community leaders have long requested traffic signals—where South End Avenue crosses Rector Place and West Thames Street—indicated that neither had sufficient volume to warrant a traffic light.” Or something like that. —Broadsheet

••• Unofficial sources (what is this, Watergate?) have confirm what you read here first: Mast Brothers chocolate company “will open a combination retail and exhibit space inside the [South Street Seaport] Museum’s Thompson Warehouse before the end of the summer.” —Grub Street

••• “The Tribeca condominium Reade57 is now 50 percent sold.” —The Real Deal


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