In the News: Another Seaport Tower

••• Another Seaport tower: “We’ve got another large project in downtown Manhattan, on Maiden Lane, which is a 250,000-square-foot development site,” Jonathan J. Landau, CEO of Fortis Property Group, told the New York Times. “We bought it a few months ago. It’s a residential tower with an adjacent hotel. The residential tower is waterfront; it’s going to be 52 stories or so and have about 95 units. We’re just going to build the residential tower and we’re selling off the hotel site. I think we could probably project between $2,000 and $3,000 a square foot. We hope to sell by early next summer. We’ll start construction in the next four or five months.”

••• Related: “By my calculations, there are over 3,200 apartments currently under construction/development in FiDi,” says Luis Vazquez on the FiDi Fan Page. “This doesn’t include 45 Broad, 111 Washington, 42 Trinity (Syms), 80 South Street, 101 Murray, 49 Chambers or the proposed South Street Seaport Tower.” Hands off 49 Chambers, Luis! That’s Tribeca.

••• The New York Times profiles New Amsterdam Market’s Robert LaValva and recaps the conflict with the Howard Hughes Corporation over the redevelopment of the South Street Seaport.

••• “A man posing as a Department of Sanitation worker stole thousands of dollars from Lower Manhattan restaurants and bars, distracting workers with threats of fines,” including at Cricketers Arms on Murray and Fresh Salt in the Seaport. —DNAinfo

••• City Winery’s Michael Dorf tells the New York Times how he spends his Sundays. Does anyone else find these “Sunday Routine” articles a little dull? Come on, people! Make something up if you have to!

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  1. Ha! My definition of FiDi is everything from Chambers Street on south. Let’s agree to share 49 Chambers! :-)

  2. Nice try. Don’t think so!