In the News: Expanding Tribeca’s Historic Districts

••• “The Tribeca Trust historic preservation group has submitted to the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission a proposal to expand the Tribeca North Historic District. [It’s] the first step in […] a larger, long-term campaign to redraw borders for all four of Tribeca’s Historic Districts.” —Broadsheet

••• Better act fast…. “The Related Companies’ Tribeca project at the site of the former Ponte family restaurant will be a 152,000 square-foot condominium building with approximately 46 units at 268 West Street. […] The company expects sales to begin next year. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2017. No commercial space is planned at the building.” —The Real Deal

••• Racines NY gets two stars from the New York Times: “Dinner and drinks come as close as anything in Manhattan to the flavors of Paris today.” He dings the decor, though.

••• “The NYPD is investigating a possible security breach at the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday. Two mysterious white flags—in place of the usual American flags—were spotted flying from both towers of the bridge. Police are trying to figure out how someone was able to gain access to the bridge and remove the American flags unnoticed.” —New York Post

••• 4 World Trade Center got its first private-sector tenant. —New York Post

••• What Lia Batkin and Seth Kaplan love about Tribeca. —New York Observer

••• Artists’ proposals for Bogardus tributes in Bogardus Park. —Tribeca Trib

••• “Outraged over her new hair look, a customer allegedly threw a metal curling iron stand at her hairdresser, injuring the woman.” Never change, FiDi. —Tribeca Trib



  1. Re: Tribeca historic district expansion… Seriously? Now? After new construction every fifteen feet.
    The barn is wide open and the horse is long gone

  2. Does anyone know what the proposed building will look like ? The Related construction on Desbrosses between West and Washington. How high it will be? Is that plan filed anywhere?