In the News: Citi’s Private Ferry at Pier 25

••• Actress Naomi Watts (who lives in Tribeca) talks about her art collection. —New York Times

••• Actor/director Bradley Cooper, meanwhile has reportedly bought a townhouse in the Village. Does this mean he’s leaving Tribeca? —Wall Street Journal

••• More on Citigroup’s plan to run a private ferry from Pier 25. “The ferry service would run about every 30 minutes on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., allowing Citi to discontinue its bus service through the Holland Tunnel and eliminate 15,000 bus trips a year.” On the other hand, “Restrictions on noise, from revving engines and horn blowing, had yet to be finalized. The [CB1] committee raised concerns about pollution, noise and impact to the nearby playground.” —Tribeca Trib

••• An attractive four-bedroom Tribeca apartment was featured on Architectural Digest‘s website. The interior-design firm responsible gave AD a 30-day exclusive on the photos—which seems a bit much for a web-only story…?— so I can’t run one here.

••• “He wants to impose a moratorium on luxury development in the city, radically toughen the state’s affordable-housing tax-break program, fund mass transit with a carbon tax, and even put an additional tax on apartments on high floors in luxury buildings—and to get it done, he’s taking on a long-time Democratic pol. But this is no insurgent democratic socialist [….] He’s Anthony Arias, the Republican candidate running against Democratic state Sen. Brian Kavanagh in District 26, which covers Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn.” —Downtown Express

••• The history of ticker-tape parades. —Broadsheet

••• “Showing its 153 years of use, 181 Duane is among the oldest commercial buildings in the immediate Tribeca neighborhood.” —Daytonian in Manhattan


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  1. I guess the Citibank ferry coming to Pier 25 explains why the children’s playground will be “closed for renovations”. Although, “closed for Citibank ferry construction” might be more accurate.