In the News: World Trade Center Real Estate

••• Crain’s on the World Trade Center: “The new towers are rising, but fresh lease signings are scarce as developers face competition from other empty spaces around town.” Related: Views from the 103rd floor of 1WTC (including the one above), by Tom Stoelker and courtesy the Architect’s Newspaper.

••• Curbed reports on the first public meeting about the rezoning of “Hudson Square.”

••• “Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, an anchor of the Lower East Side gallery district, and Jack Hanley, a former San Francisco dealer who has spent the last five years in Tribeca, are moving out of their longtime spaces and into a shared two-story, 4,000-square-foot building on 327 Broome Street.” —Artinfo

••• Developer Zach Vella (of VE Equities) may have bought at 1 N. Moore. —New York Observer

••• J. Crew CEO (and Tribecan) Mickey Drexler’s thoughts on life, including SoulCycle. I wonder why J. Crew doesn’t try a small shop in Tribeca along the lines of the Liquor Store and the Ludlow Shop. —Wall Street Journal

••• The Wall Street Journal looks at the Civic Center as a place to live, entirely missing the news that three big buildings—346 Broadway, 49-51 Chambers, and 22 Reade—could be converted in the next decade.

••• “A dispute between Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the $1 billion museum at ground zero has dragged on for so long that the museum will not open in time for the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks—or even for the next one.” Gosh, how will we learn about this important event if the museum never opens? —The New York Times


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