Seen & Heard: “Tribute” in Transit

planes••• From NotifyNYC: “The Air Power Museum in Farmingdale, NY, will conduct a commemorative honor flight (weather permitting) over the Statue of Liberty (Hudson River) tomorrow, on Sunday, September 1st at 1:00pm.  The honor flight will consist of six historic aircraft—three B-25’s, one P40, one P47, and one P51 (see attached photos)—circling over the Statue of Liberty twice.  Two T6 aircraft (see attached photo) will accompany the group to photograph the activity. The aircraft will depart from/return to Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY. You may see low flying aircraft in the area.”

••• The LMCCC says the new Pace dorm at 180 Broadway (at John) is open, and “TD Bank and fashion retailer Urban Outfitters are now in the process of building out their spaces.” Did we know a TD Bank would be there? There’s already one at Broadway and Warren.

••• Also from the LMCCC: “The city DOT this week released new curbside-parking regulations for commercial vehicles. As of August 26th, some locations previously designated No Standing Except Trucks Loading-Unloading are being converted to No Standing Commercial Vehicles – Metered Parking in the Financial District, and elsewhere in the city. In these newly designated zones, commercial vehicles are required to pay for parking weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.”

••• Last LMCCC item: “As part of the Hudson Street Trunk Main project, Franklin Street between Hudson and Varick Street will be fully closed starting August 26 through approximately October 1. The closure allows Con Edison crews to complete utility work under the roadbed.” Why didn’t Con Ed do it when the road was torn up?

••• From @MMDevoe of Pen Parentis: “Maiden Lane gossip: Alfanoose moving to Fulton.” To which @ProulxReview replied: “That means that 8-12 Maiden Lane is finally gonna go. The 4,000 [I think he meant 49,000] sf site could be 20 stories. And that the estate of Lillian Seril (do a NYT search) finally let go of the blighted property, but the Flushing address of the buyer does not inspire confidence.” It’s set to be a hotel; Devoe heard Marriott Residence Inn; Proulx heard Courtyard by Marriott. (Wait, is that 170 Broadway? It’s on this month’s CB1 agenda.)

••• From AT&T: “AT&T Street Charge will unveil several mobile charging units at well-traversed areas in Lower Manhattan, as part of AT&T’s ongoing Street Charge initiative. Starting on Wednesday, Bowling Green and Coenties Slip Plaza will be the latest locations across the five boroughs where New Yorkers can take advantage of solar mobile charging stations for all their devices in need of a little more battery life.”

••• Thanks to D. for this photo—it shouldn’t  be long before we see the majestic, poetic “Tribute in Light” being tested….



  1. Can’t wait to see the flyover! Thanks for the info, Eric.

  2. There are already two Courtyard by Marriotts under development in FiDi. The first is at 133 Greenwich where construction should get started this fall and the the second will be part of a 39 story dual hotel at Pearl and Platt Street (directly behind the new 32 story Four Points Sheraton).

    170 Broadway is a Marriott Residence Inn. The Maiden Lane site has always been planned as a hotel from the moment the new buyers purchased the site over a year ago. To my knowledge, however, it has not yet been flagged. Not likely it will be yet another Courtyard, but they are doing a combo on Pearl and have done a combo on Broadway in Midtown so maybe this will simple be a side by side combo as opposed to stacked.

    Good news about Alfanoose moving to Fulton. Much better location for them; at least in the short run. Anyone know exactly where they are going?

  3. I read last year that TD Bank is trying to open 50 additional new branches in New York. Also heard a rumor that a north Tribeca location may be getting a branch.

  4. A google search revealed that Alfanoose has moved to 150 Fulton. Will try to pass by there later today to confirm.

  5. Luis: are you sure your information is not about 12 years old? Alfanoose started out on Fulton, then moved to Maiden Lane when the building it was in was subsumed into the Fulton Transit Center site. Which site current Google photos show when one searches for “150 Fulton Street.”