In the News: Garage Where Worker Drowned Violated Safety Rules

••• “The owners of a garage in Tribeca where a worker drowned during Hurricane Sandy violated federal safety rules by leaving exit doors locked or improperly propped open as storm waters filled the underground lot, according to a report by federal investigators.” —New York Times

dylan prime 3113••• Dylan Prime’s “John Mautone tells Crain’s that it will reopen in about three months with new investors, likely retaining much of the management and staff while getting a new chef to run the kitchen.” —Eater

••• “No potential human remains were found behind the Park51 mosque and community center, where police removed wreckage believed to have come from one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers, the Medical Examiner’s office said Wednesday.” Funny how it’s also behind 50 Murray but no one phrases it that way. —DNAinfo

••• “Last night, the Lightstone Group formally presented its newest project to Community Board 1; a 48 story luxury rental tower containing 463 apartments on the corner of Fulton and Dutch. Demolition will begin by the end of summer and construction is expected to take about 3 years. Affordable housing will be included. It was approved unanimously! This is a game changer for Fulton Street. Several stores have already closed. Slated for demolition are 112, 114, 116, 118 and 120 Fulton.” —FiDi Fan Page

••• “Also at last night’s CB1 Meeting was the presentation of new 30 Story Courtyard by Marriott Hotel that will begin construction at 133 Greenwich Street (corner of Thames) within a few months. It will have 319 rooms.” —FiDi FanPage

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  1. No wonder Radio Shack closed. Bye bye Five Guys/Subway/UPS Store & Foot mart too?

  2. And 5 Guys! The 5 Guys site will become a plaza that will hold the entrance to the new tower. Dutch Street will become much better lit. There will be retail at the base but it is not yet on the market. This is a huge step forward for Fulton Street.

  3. Will this affect Downtown Little School on Dutch Street?