In the News: Man slashed in Franklin Street station

All the dailies had a story Sunday about a man who was slashed with a knife in a robbery as he entered the southbound Franklin Street station at about 9p on Saturday. Police are still looking for the suspect.

There’s a cool photo essay in Patch on the restoration of the Red Room at One Wall, being converted currently: “The building’s two-story lobby space at the building’s One Wall Street entrance features the “Red Room” — a historic room with some 9,000 square feet of red, orange and gold glass tile mosaics, designed by muralist Hildreth Meière in 1931.”

Crain’s reports that Brookfield is providing space to Loop, a NJ company that provides reusable containers for a variety of products – Clorox, Tide, Tropicana and Häagen Dazs. ”As a real estate partner, Brookfield will designate locations within Brookfield Place and One Blue Slip where residents can pick up Loop products and drop off empties.”

The Points Guy (TPG) has a review of the Canal Street Sheraton, for anyone looking to get visitors out of the house.

From Crain’s: CBRE, the world’s largest commercial brokerage and real estate services company, is searching for space to house its newly launched coworking brand, Hana, and has recently entertained talks to open its first city location in the at 3 World Trade Center.

A bit far afield, but still, downtown news: the city owned Essex Market (88 Essex at Delancey) has reopened in shiny new digs on the LES and includes some downtown vendors, like Chinatown Ice Cream. This from Eater: “The city-owned food hall and market has long anticipated this move across the street from 120 Essex St. It’s a part of the huge new development Essex Crossing, which sprawls across multiple blocks and 1.65 million-square-feet. There’s retail, office space, apartments, and parks, in addition to lots of food. Later this summer, a second, developer-owned food hall will open underneath Essex Street Market, dubbed the Market Line, with restaurants from the Wildair and Veselka teams.”



  1. Welcome to DiBlasio’s New York. Slashers and dope smokers, gangs and turnstyle jumpers. Who voted for this guy? Where is he? Spending our money trying to get .05% of the votes in Iowa. And, yeah Warden Margaret Chin is not going to want our slasher to spend time at Rikers because the conditions do not meet the high standards befitting a slasher/thug. Welcome to NY!

    • Don’t worry our dear mayor wants to build the world largest vertical prison between Chinatown and Tribeca…
      Readers please contact your local representative’s, especially Margaret Chin and tell them NO to Deblasio’s Dark Tower.

      Margaret Chin
      District Office
      101 Lafayette St, 9th Floor
      New York, NY 10013
      212-587-3159 phone

      Legislative Office
      250 Broadway, Suite 1762
      New York, NY 10007
      212-788-7259 phone

  2. Listen I am not a huge fan of the mayor but almost twenty years between Crazy Rudy and Mike of busing the homeless upstate Di B. has units being built. Hopefully this is help a bit. Another big issue is to truly help the mentally ill who so desperately need it. The subways have never recovered from Mad Rudy’s draining $450m his first year. Mike, though generous personally, was woefully out of tune with the cultural fabric of the city. He never negotiated with the teachers, didn’t create any substantial housing for regular folk and he tweaked the testing requirements to get into specialized high schools that discriminates against those families who are more financially vulnerable.
    Di B inherited a ballooning set of issues that were not dealt with.
    I, for one, do not miss Guiliani’s undercover cops who bullied, threatened and treated its citizens with contempt.
    It is easy to express yourself in sound bites but when years and years go by where mayors ignore growing issues they are bound to get worse.
    Dinkins for all his faults hired 6000 more police officers and funded the greening of our parks – and who gets credit for it? Nut job Rudy who is a morally corrupt human being. He was then and he is even more now.

    As for DiB Dark Tower: let me guess, we should put the tower in the Bronx right?

    • “Di B inherited a ballooning set of issues that were not dealt with… when years and years go by where mayors ignore growing issues they are bound to get worse.”

      And he is still not dealing with them here in his fifth year as mayor.

    • From yesterday’s NY Post:

      “De Blasio has now finished six of his eight budgets as mayor — and the bigger picture is even more alarming. In 2014, the mayor inherited the final Bloomberg spending plan, $56.3 billion in local taxpayer spending. Over six years, then, local spending has soared 30%. Even in rich New York, an abrupt $20 billion in new annual spending is a lot of money.

      “How do de Blasio’s first six years stack up against Bloomberg’s final six years? Between 2008 and 2014, local spending increased 25 percent, hardly austerity. But back then, pension costs for retirees — something that is hard to fix in the short term, because it’s partly dependent on Albany — were soaring, going from $5.7 billion to $8.3 billion a year.

      “De Blasio has no such external excuse. Pension spending has all but leveled off. It’s striking that de Blasio’s higher spending comes with no real theme: Even pre-K, his signature first-term initiative, isn’t all that expensive ($1 billion) in the context of the city budget.

      “The theme, really, is more city employees and higher city salaries and wages. In 2014, the city had fewer than 302,000 workers. Today, it has 332,000. De Blasio has hired cops, taking the total for uniformed workers up by about 4,000 people. And he’s hired teachers, about 10,000.

      “But mostly, he’s hired administrators and civilian workers. Did we really need 2,000 new non-teacher workers at the Department of Education? Overall, the city has 15,000 new civilian — non-teacher, non-uniformed — workers compared to 2014, bringing the total to 139,115 people. The city’s civilian workforce is up nearly 12%, outpacing the teacher and uniformed workforce.

      “As the workforce has grown, salaries and wages have grown, too, from $24.5 billion in 2014 to $30 billion for the upcoming year — up by 22% over six years.”

  3. Here’s an idea: What about putting the new jail right beside Trump Tower? Think of all the money and commuting time it would save the taxpayers in the future!