In the News: Big Raises for the Battery Park City Authority

••• “The partially or fully naked bodies rain down all around the visitor”—oddest metaphor ever?—”at Ryan McGinley’s latest exhibition, Yearbook, at Team Gallery in New York’s Tribeca. McGinley […] has amassed over 500 images of some 200 people—naked men and women—photographed in a variety of poses and sporting all kinds of expressions.” It’s at 83 Grand, so not really Tribeca, but there hasn’t been enough nudity on this site lately. Click to engorge. —Daily Beast (photo by Joerg Lohse, courtesy Team)

••• “Honchos and even freshly recruited executives at Battery Park City Authority got double-digit raises—as high as 29 percent—this year. Robert Nesmith, who was hired in just 2013 and is the public authority’s chief contracting officer, saw his pay bumped 26 percent from $95,000 to $120,000.” —New York Post

••• “The Peck Slip School, located in Tweed Courthouse, is cramming up to 50 students into classrooms […] while officials have refused to let the school use adjacent DOE conference rooms that often sit empty during the school day, parents said.” —DNAinfo

••• Great news for fans of construction: “A New York state development agency approved the sale of as much as $1.8 billion in bonds for developer Larry Silverstein’s 3 World Trade Center tower, a deal delayed for more than a year after the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey balked at guaranteeing the debt.” —Crain’s

••• “American Bistro Dina Rata opens today in the Andaz Wall Street building. The 56-seat restaurant is serving three meals a day with a focus on farm fresh American fare.” —Eater

••• “New York YIMBY has the first look at a potential residential tower coming to 19 Beekman Street, in the Financial District, designed by C3D Architecture. The scheme may be modified once the development site is sold.” No doubt. Still, it’s worth a look.


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  1. Re: BPC raises… Efficiency? Government? Not!
    This is surplus money which should be returned to the taxpayers not doled out to political flunkies