In the News: Concrete Tower Planned for FiDi

••• Thefts—including one coming up on December 19—in the Tribeca Trib police blotter.

••• “How Roya Sullivan, Designer of Macy’s Holiday Windows, Spends Her Sundays.” She lives in Tribeca. —New York Times

••• On Wednesday, the Broadsheet ran a recap of the debate over the privatization of 200 Water Street’s arcades. Later that day, the City Planning Commission voted to approve it, despite significant community opposition.

••• Regal Cinemas are now selling Cheetos popcorn: “This isn’t just popcorn dusted with orange cheese powder. It’s partly that, but these heart-mutinying bags also have actual pieces of Cheetos mixed in.” —Grub Street

••• “British architect David Adjaye, the principal of Adjaye Associates, was revealed over the summer to be the design architect behind a new condo, developed by Lightstone, that’s rising at 130 William Street. And now, a batch of official renderings for the project has been unveiled, offering a glimpse at what the nearly 800-foot building might look like. […] The building’s exterior will be made of concrete, with large arched windows, bronze detailing, and double-height loggias on the building’s upper floors (these, naturally, will be the pricier penthouse apartments). Though it’s not shown in the renderings, Adjaye will also design a new public plaza for the project, adding a bit of landscaping to an otherwise slightly dismal block.” —Curbed


  1. Maybe giving the 1st Precinct 4 days’ advance notice of a crime will enable them to actually do something about it. :-)

  2. I love Adjaye’s work, but this feels so out of place. And balconies (sorry, loggias) seem to be the new trees on the roof trend. I’m always amazed at how few people actually use their’s when available, and open spaces 60 stories in the air will be wind machines.

  3. When it comes the arcades, why isn’t the monetary transaction being highlighted? 200 Water Street received an ability to build higher in exchange for building an arcade. There has to be a record of the deal, even if 40 years old, and if that record doesn’t have a expiration date – oh well – if 200 Water want the arcade, they can make the city an offer and buy themselves out of the deal. Taxpayers just giving them the arcade is sorta like trickle-up welfare.

    • Follow the money. The Mayor and City Council get big donations from the real estate industry. The industry expects something in return.