In the News: $100 Million for Lower Manhattan Storm Protection

••• “The city will spend $100 million to build a new flood protection system to shield lower Manhattan from major storms, Mayor de Blasio will announce Thursday. The project—stretching from the top of Battery Park City around the tip of Manhattan and up to the Lower East Side—will use measures like levees, flood walls, and more park land to soak up storm water [….] It’s expected to take five to seven years to design and build. […] Officials will look for plans that raise elevation levels along the coast and add features like parkland to make the massive project more neighborhood-friendly.” (Above: Sandy flooding West Street, by Al.) Wait, wasn’t Battery Park City unaffected by Sandy? —Daily News

••• Tribeca teenager Allison Lee is going to be on the TV show “Chopped.” —Downtown Express

••• In the Tribeca Trib‘s police blotter: Weather Up Tribeca was burgled, and a man was mugged at 3:30 a.m. on Peck Slip.

••• Plan Do See, which owns Daruma-Ya/Sushi Azabu, is involved in a new restaurant near Barclays Center; it’ll have a subterranean sushi bar. —DNAinfo

••• The Associated Press is moving to 200 Liberty. —Crain’s.



  1. Please, it’s been a construction zone for 30 years. Enough already.

  2. As to Sandy, wasn’t the flooding of the West Side Highway caused by the high water and flooding in Tribeca North — ABOVE Battery Park — which just streamed down the road?