In the News: A primer on 250 Water

In case you need a catch-up, The Real Deal has this 6-minute video primer on 250 Water and Howard Hughes’ plans for a massive development in the Seaport Historic District.

Tribecan Ellen Goosenberg Kent, who won an Oscar in 2015 with her documentary short “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” spent more than a year chronicling four 20-year-olds who were in utero when their parents died on 9/11. The doc is titled “Rebuilding Hope: The Children of 9/11” and focuses on how they’ve navigated life after their fathers were killed. The four are among an estimated 100 people born to women after their fathers died in the attacks.

Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro’s partner, recalled Sept. 11th, 2001, and their ensuing plans to create the film festival, to Deadline. “It seemed like a small thing, stopping for a yellow light. But it may have made all the difference for Jane Rosenthal on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Her car was a block and half away from the Twin Towers when the first plane hit. The CEO of Tribeca Enterprises was heading to work but managed to turn back and uptown. ‘I was wearing shoes that you couldn’t run in, heels. It’s the last time I have worn shoes and not carried sneakers with me. I’m always cognizant that you might need to run.'”

The Post covered the encampment of the homeless man who lives on Murray between Church and Broadway — though I thought he had left when they started rebuilding 24 Murray/111 Church. Let me know if I am wrong about this… “He’s been there for so long, and he pisses and s—ts,” said Shain Gallagher, who manages the Dark Horse bar across the street. “At nighttime when I’m finished with work, I can see him with literally 10 or 20 rats around him,” he said. “He runs after pigeons now and again.”



  1. Yes, he is still there. Cops can’t do anything. He does everything you just mentioned. Until people wake up and vote differently this is only gonna get worse .We will be the next California. You have a business and no say so for this. Its incredible.

    • Where is he then? He is no where on the block between Church and Broadway…

      • He’s on Murray closer to the corner of church. Where they are doing construction. There was one homeless man that did the same by the corner of Reade and church corner ot 1803 restaurant he was there for many months and he created an encampment and I was amazed that no one did anything especially next to the restaurant where people ate. Feces urine rats because of the food. I seen the Bowery Mission workers and homeless services speak with him and hoping he wouldn’t be there. But nope he was still there. Finally one day he was gone and everything was cleaned up. He was much more unkept and perhaps passed away or he was forced out like they did to the “occupy (fill in the blank) folks not sure but in one night he was gone and all of his stuff too. Don’t know if that is what needs to be done. I also agree we have to pick the right politicians Tinfix this problem and politicians who are for downtown. I for one will NOT be voting for Adams, Marte or Jumani Williams who are all for the homeless putting them in hotels and defunding the police. Yes Adams is so disconnected and. It an ally for downtown

  2. The city does not allow “encampments.” Call 311. I believe every time you call 311 and file a report the city’s outreach homeless social team assigned to that area must visit him/her. Call them everyday he is there. They are helpful and kind and trying to get these people help and off the streets.

    • Even better is the 311 app. You can report homeless people/encampments with photos and it only takes a few seconds. You can also do lots of other things like request new trees, report trash/vermin, etc.

      People need to use these tools to help the city identify issues so that they can be handled. City agencies can’t be expected to see everything everywhere all the time.

  3. I’ve recently seen him slightly east of the building under construction. Believe he moved when the construction got underway

  4. I called 311a week ago when a homeless man was laying on the corner go Greenwich and Laight on a Saturday evening with his pants open and playing with himself. They kept me on the phone through several transfers for about 30 minutes, walked by several hours later homeless man was still there doing his thing. City agencies are useless, Mayor and city council incompetent.

  5. Yes, the man on Murray is still there. He definitely has mental problems and lashes out often. He moved a little bit down the way when constructions started and is surrounded by all the orange cones and barrels. It’s a big setup.
    I also wonder about the man who sleeps at Murray and Greenwich every night. He sits outside Target most days? He is definitely harmless, but has been there for over a year at night. He moves all his sleeping gear during the day and stories it by a bike rack outside Whole Foods. I think he sometimes switches to sleeping under the streetlight on Greenwich (outside Chase Bank across from Target). I can’t confirm it is the same man though.
    There is usually one or two homeless people sleeping with lots of garbage in the bank vestibule (BofA) on the corner of Murray and Greenwich.

  6. The homeless man on Murray Street is no longer there. He was “moved,” for lack of a better term, about a week ago when demolition started on the old Barleycorn space. Have not seen him elsewhere in the area since.

    There are, however, at least two homeless people who are regulars across the street, on Church between Park and Murray. The new 7/11 doesn’t help, but most of that block is covered in scaffolding, which seems to end up attracting occupants. The seemingly endless scaffolding is one of my biggest pet peeves that I really wish the city would address more seriously.

  7. There is also the homeless guy on Murray and Greenwich under the scaffolding outside Chipotle. He’s been there at least a year.