In the News: Inside Grand Old 49 Chambers

••• Curbed has lots of photos inside 49 Chambers, currently under conversion, including of the marvelous landmarked bank hall, which “will be used as an events space, but the developer declined to provide details on that for now.” Cipriani has to be salivating. (Photo by Max Touhey for Curbed NY.)

••• “As an NYPD helicopter hovered low nearby, police recovered the body of a male from the Hudson River near the north end of Battery Park City shortly after midnight on Thursday.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Yesenia Santiago says she is being evicted from her Bronx home in August. A teacher at a Tribeca charter school, Santiago’s high [sic!] students are now trying to help her find a home.” —PIX11

••• “The Battery Park City Authority presented updated designs for the deployable flood barrier that wraps around Wagner Park and is expected to protect that part of Downtown from the next Hurricane Sandy-sized superstorm.” —Downtown Express

••• More on the new sculpture at Tribeca Park. —Tribeca Trib

••• More on the likely supertall tower coming to 80 South Street. —Broadsheet

••• “A City Council candidate who captured video footage of security guards at last week’s mayoral town hall confiscating political pamphlets from attendees is calling for fines or imprisonment for both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Councilwoman Margaret Chin, claiming the duo ordered police forces to seize the offending materials. Candidate Aaron Foldenauer, who is running against incumbent Chin for her City Council seat in District 1 this fall, on Wednesday said he filed a complaint with the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York against his political opponent and the mayor. […] Chin’s office [says] that their campaign materials were also taken by security.” —DNAinfo



  1. 49 Chambers was the site of the Chambers Street resersoir

    • I do not think this is correct. As I recall, the reservoir and the well and other property of the Manhattan Company was located at the on the site of the Surrogate’s Court at 31-33 Chambers Street and directly north of that on the other side of Reade Street.

  2. What a stunning building (49 Chambers)!
    Absolutely beautiful.