Seen & Heard: Local Politicians Put Pressure on Cuomo

••• State Senator Daniel Squadron organized a letter to Governor Cuomo about the opportunity to give Battery Park City residents more representation—majority representation, in fact—on the Battery Park City Authority’s board. It was signed by Nadler, Brewer, and Chin.

BPCA letter from Squadron to Cuomo••• From an HFF press release about 315 Broadway: “HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, United American Land, LLC, to arrange the four-year, floating-rate loan through Peoples United Bank. Given the short term leases in place, the borrower intends to reposition the property into a boutique office building with high quality retail space on the ground floor.” Does that bode unwell for Broadway Spirits and La Bellezza pizzeria? (Photo courtesy HFF.)

••• The Greek has launched My Greek Pantry, an online shop selling natural and organic Greek products. “For all of our customers living in Tribeca,” says Chief Concocter Dimitrios Manousakis, “we offer free shipping and they can just come and pick it up using the promo code neighborhood.”

courtesy My Greek Pantry••• M. M. DeVoe of Pen Parentis reports that the Fulton Center’s first real tenants have opened: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters and Pop Karma. The full list of who else is coming is here.

Pop Karma Fulton Center by MM DeVoe••• Opening Jan. 20 at Apexart: “Setting Out, a multidimensional view of contemporary expeditions. It seeks to untangle the terms that motivate and define contemporary expeditions. It holds in one hand the historical legacy of science, art, and society and their pursuit of all knowable and natural frontiers. It holds technology in its other hand and its connivance with human curiosity to see beyond each horizon. Together these fields create an image of the edge of human understanding.”

Setting Out courtesy Apexart


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  1. Re: Letter to Cuomo… Should have put a final line “…. And not a private piggie bank” :)!
    Such a sad state of affairs.