In the News: CB1 Voted Against Honoring Cop Killed in Iraq

••• A rendering of the two-story rooftop addition proposed for 131-135 Duane; the Landmark Preservation Commission’s hearing is today. —City Realty

••• Astounding. “In a narrow and emotionally charged vote last week, Community Board 1 dashed the hopes for a street co-naming sought by the parents and comrades of a fallen police officer, the first NYPD cop killed in Iraq and a former transit officer who had been based in Tribeca. […] Some who opposed it claimed that the pole is already too crowded with signs. Others were against all street co-namings and favored alternate ways to honor the officer.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “Tulura, a natural skin care company founded by Eileen Feighny and her partner, Frédéric della Faille”—it’s based in Tribeca—gets profiled in Atelier Doré. Warning: It contains the phrase “skincare journey.”

••• The Palm Tribeca and Grandaisy Bakery‘s bread pudding get shout-outs on Eater.

••• Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is considering the big office building coming to Houston and West Street. —New York Post

••• The Broadsheet discovered the annoying ad barge on the Hudson. Alas, “zoning violations are dealt with not by the DCP but by the Department of Buildings. The fact that the Ballyhoo digital billboard is moving on the waterways, which are under various levels of city, state and federal jurisdictions, complicates matters. The possible hazard of the billboard’s bright and changing display to river and land traffic alike could be most effective in motivating the city to act.”

••• Of note in a New York Times article on 25 Park Row: 1) The building is topping out soon. 2) “15 Park Row now has 332 apartments, with five more on the way. Two of the new units will end up inside the pair of notable cupolas.” 3) The six-story building at 1 Park Row, “which has been partly demolished, will become a condo building that will also have offices and stores, according to [Rachel] Friedman, who declined to name her development partner on that project until design details were completed.” This is the first time condos have been mentioned for that site. 4) 1 Beekman “was supposed to start selling last spring but then pumped the brakes, said Leonard Steinberg, the Compass agent handling marketing. The delay, Mr. Steinberg said, has nothing to do with the currently soft high-end market but was done because buyers no longer want to buy off plans alone.” Spin it, baby!

 

6 Comments

  1. Grandaisy Bakery not only makes wonderful products, they are an incredible part of Tribeca. Watching the City Harvest truck getting loaded up with donations put a smile on my face. Thank you Grandaisy for my morning coffee and for being a good neighbor.

  2. To vote against putting up a sign to remember someone who not only served this city but this country is disgusting. If they wanted bike Lanes put in I’m sure it would have been approved.

    • There is a sign for every fallen officer downtown – on the Police Memorial along the water in BPC. Sadly, new names are added yearly. Moving into the 21st century there should be better ways to learn about a dedicated servant – why not a bio and photo on the electronic signs going into the subway or on the Link NYC panels? At least there someone could actually stop and read and pay the proper respect the person deserves…

  3. The best “Mediteraneo ” sandwich ever anywhere is there Grand Daisy.

  4. The Tribeca Citizen’s headline this past week, “CB 1 Voted Against Honoring Cop Killed in Iraq” does not accurately or fairly reflect the position of all the board members in Community Board 1 (CB1). https://tribecacitizen.com/2018/10/31/in-the-news-cb1-voted-against-honoring-cop-killed-in-iraq,

    As members of CB 1, we did not “vote against honoring” Sergeant McNaughton. Rather, in our own votes, we sought to champion a better way than a street co-naming to memorialize our community’s heroes.

    As readers of Tribeca Citizen deserve to know, substantial concerns were raised at the CB 1 meeting about the following problems: 1) the existing historic street signage in the community is already overly complicated and confusing, 2) the number of streets in the community and in the City of New York is insufficient to accommodate the lengthy list of truly heroic individuals who people passionately seek to honor with co-street names, and 3) the CB’s rejection of a proposed street co-name for a heroic abolitionist (as was proposed in 2006 and 2009) would be perceived as unfair if the CB were to adopt the proposed co-name of a heroic officer.

    In the case of the abolitionist, David Ruggles, a national figure who was a conductor in the Underground Railroad and a prominent publisher based at 36 Lispenard Street, CB 1 agreed to support the idea of affixing a plaque to the building which is in place today. This worthy tribute is effective in explaining Ruggles’ historically important role in our community and in our country’s history.

    It is heartening to know that Sgt. McNaughton has been honored for his service and sacrifice to our country with important memorials in New York and Washington DC. In New York he is honored at the Police Transit Officer’s station at Canal Street, at the Police Memorial in the Battery and in his home community on Long Island. Last year he was given a national honor with the inclusion of his name on the National Law Enforcement’s Officer’s Memorial Wall in Washington, DC.

    We are hopeful that future memorials will include some worthwhile alternative ideas which were discussed including planting trees and installing plaques to mark the important contributions and sacrifices of our community’s heroes.

    Respectfully,

    Alice Blank, Susan Cole, Jeff Ehrlich, Paul Hovitz, Tricia Joyce, Elizabeth Lewinsohn, Pat Moore, Laura Starr, Vera Sung
    (submitted individually, and not on behalf of CB 1)

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