In the News: Final Design for the Trinity Church Tower

••• The apartment of Nadine and Matt Abramcyk (Tenoverten, Smith & Mills, etc.) was featured in Domino.

••• “A woman died Friday evening when she was struck by an express MTA bus [near the State Island Ferry Terminal] and dragged six blocks.” —New York Post

••• “Lightstone is setting up a brick-and-mortar retail space for online merchants in Soho. The real-estate company has signed a 10-year lease for 10,000 square feet at 375 W. Broadway [Broome/Spring], where it plans to open a collection of shops for about 30 established e-commerce companies. The Rockwell Group is designing the space, which will be called bio.” —Wall Street Journal

••• The Broadsheet‘s sifting of the recent primary election results found something very interesting: “Mysterious Precinct with Zero Residents and One Registered Voter Somehow Comes Up with More Than 250 Ballots.”

••• “A South Street Seaport hot-dog vendor was beaten and robbed by another vendor Saturday morning in what witnesses suspect may have been a territorial beef.” —New York Post

••• “Trinity Church has revealed its design for a building to house its new parish center and commercial office space behind the 19th-century Episcopal church. […] The 310,000-square-foot tower will have spaces that include a cafe, a large multifunctional parish hall, gymnasium, church offices and flexible spaces that can be used for classrooms or art and music studios. The tower replaces a 1920s building that has been razed, but it will incorporate some pieces salvaged from the older building such as terra-cotta detailing and stained-glass windows. […] A previous plan had called for luxury condominiums to be included in the tower, but the church decided to go with commercial office space on floors 10 through 26 above the parish center.” —Wall Street Journal



  1. Re: voting “irregularities”

    “The Manhattan Democratic representative on the city’s Board of Elections was caught on a secret video slamming Mayor Bill de Blasio’s municipal ID program as contributing to ‘all kinds of fraud’ — including at the polls.

    “’He gave out ID cards, de Blasio. That’s in lieu of a driver’s license, but you can use it for anything,’ Commissioner Alan Schulkin said in the undercover video recorded by a muckraker for conservative nonprofit Project Veritas.


    “While discussing the potential for fraud, Schulkin volunteered that in some parts of the city, ‘they bus people around to vote . . . They put them in a bus and go poll site to poll site.’

    “Asked which neighborhoods, Schulkin said, ‘I don’t want to say.’

    “When the undercover mentions black and Hispanic neighborhoods, Schulkin responded, ‘Yeah . . . and Chinese, too.’”