In the News: Progress at 111 Murray

••• The construction crane is coming down at 111 Murray. (But the hoist is still there, as you can see above.) —YIMBY

••• The New York Times on the “Sphere” sculpture’s return to the World Trade Center.

••• “On Wednesday, Brookfield Place [opened] a holiday lounge with a number of brands and products normally found only online, like APL Techloom Pro metallic sneakers ($160) and Maisonette’s Garbo & Friends teether ($35).” The article doesn’t say whether the teether is shaped like a silver spoon. —New York Times

••• Thefts in the Tribeca Trib police blotter, plus this: “A man stopped a 28-year-old Fulton Street resident and asked for a cigarette. He then assaulted him, striking the victim on the head with a bottle and causing lacerations to his face.”

••• Reactions to the Broadsheet‘s recent article about a single-seat train ride from the World Trade Center to Newark Airport includes this bit of advice: “Until the day comes when we are served by a single seat train ride I suggest travelers combine the best of taxis and mass transit by taking the PATH train to Newark’s Penn Station and then hopping a cab to the airport. Total travel time from the World Trade Center is a fairly reliable 45 minutes and the cost is around $20.”

••• “Following the Blizzard of 1888, Broadway clothiers E. Peyster improvised—creating warm caps from woolen bathing trunks,” writes Daytonian in Manhattan about 381-383 Broadway.



  1. Or take Path to Newark Penn and then the 62 bus to the airport. $4.35 total.

    • Never took the time (nor need) to get a PATH senior card, but, Bus #62 is $.75
      for seniors – exact change required. It is a local bus to Elizabeth, NJ but ‘almost’ express to the Newark Airport with about 3 stops.
      I found this route some years after the towers were destroyed and we no longer had the direct bus to Newark Airport outside of the Vista Hotel.
      If you live in lower Manhattan every airport is only 1 hour away via public transportation, subway station to terminal (JFK is A train + air train).

  2. Surprised to not see any press on the violent attack that took place in the afternoon in front of the Whole Foods building. One man was taken to the hospital. Apparently attacked by two of those street candy peddlers.