In the News: Little League Crisis Averted

bpc ballfields••• The president of Downtown Little League announced in a letter to parents that “we anticipate, and will now begin to plan for, a full season of baseball and softball for our children!”

••• “Repairs to the South Ferry station in Lower Manhattan may take up to three years and cost $600 million, following extensive damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.” —DNAinfo

••• “A Tribeca waiter at [Kutsher’s] was busted after he swiped credit card information from dozens of unsuspecting customers—so he could go on an illicit $126,000 shopping spree.” These stories should always include where the alleged thief shopped; that’s the best part! —New York Post

••• “Local eyewear brand Illesteva has just debuted a new four-piece collection of sunglasses called The Harrison, inspired by Tribeca’s very own Harrison Street.” The brand also has the Leonard and the Hudson; I’m holding out for the Murray and the Hubert. —Racked

••• “Pier 17 tenants were told they must leave May 1 for a redevelopment set to begin in July.” —DNAinfo

••• “A Vornado Realty partnership is seeking about $550 million of debt on the massive Independence Plaza apartment complex in Lower Manhattan.” The reader who sent in this Commercial Mortgage article takes issue with its contention that it was built in 1976: “I have been living here at Independence Plaza since September, 1974 when the building opened, and I was one of only a dozen tenants in the whole building for more than a year, because the building did not rent, for it was in what was then called an urban renewal area.  There were only two tenants on my floor for more than a year.”



  1. Any idea where baseball will be played?

  2. @JK: The BPC ball fields—I guess that wasn’t clear. I didn’t run the whole letter because it was mostly about thanking politicians. But here’s the first part: “Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced that the Battery Park City Authority has adopted a new and expedited repair schedule for the Ballfields in Battery Park City.”

  3. Erik, thanks. No one in my household plays on those field (right now), but it’s still nice to hear it’s getting sorted out. Glad they did some sort of “expedited schedule”.