In the News: Waterproof Transformers

••• All on its own, NBC New York discovered a rooftop crime wave in Tribeca.

goldman sachs during sandy by Nicole••• “Con Edison is about to embark on a new four-year project to help keep Downtown’s lights on in the event of another massive storm. The power company is slated to install 158 new water-proof transformers under the streets of Lower Manhattan to prevent corrosive floodwaters from short-circuiting the city’s power.” —DNAinfo (Sandy-era photo courtesy Nicole)

••• “The Battery Park City Authority is in the process of reviving a moribund safety program that once issued radios to doormen in residential buildings throughout the community, to give them direct, 24-hour-a-day access to the Parks Enforcement Patrol. The issue was raised in the May 7 meeting of the Battery Park City committee of Community Board 1, when committee member Dennis Gault, who lives in the neighborhood’s north section, recalled that, ‘years ago, if I would see a dozen teens misbehaving in the park, I could walk into my building and say to my doorman, ‘there are a dozen kids out there.”” —Broadsheet

••• “You’d have to see 161 Hudson Street loft to hope to know why it sold 53% above 2009, 9% above ask.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “A trio of chickens, evicted from their Downtown rooftop, found a home for the summer at the M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden on the Lower East Side.” —DNAinfo

••• Stolen wallets, stolen phones: the Tribeca Trib‘s police blotter.

••• The New York Mercantile Exchange building in Battery Park City is for sale. —New York Post


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