Comparing Tipping Points

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An analysis by the online real estate database company StreetEasy finds notable disparities among Lower Manhattan neighborhoods in the lengths of time that rental tenants would need to own the same apartment before breaking even. The report, by Grant Long, StreetEasy’s senior economist, defines this “tipping point” as, “the point in time in which
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Out of Context

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A real estate developer wants to double the height of a historic Tribeca building, adding a several stories of glass-enclosed apartments to a brick structure dating from the 1920s. The building, at 50 Hudson Street (located on the corner of Thomas Street), is a legacy Tribeca’s industrial past: It was originally constructed as a headquarters, […]

Here’s a Jolly Good Velo…

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A new report from the online real estate database company StreetEasy ranks Battery Park City as the third bike-friendliest community anywhere in the five boroughs of New York, trailing only the Lenox Hill section of the Upper East Side, and Park Slope, Brooklyn. The report cites the availability of bike lanes, the number of Citi […]

Submit (Your Questions) to Authority

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The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) will host an “Open Community Meeting” tonight (Monday, July 24), from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at Six River Terrace (opposite the Irish Hunger Memorial and next to Le Pain Quotidien restaurant). Residents are urged to attend, hear a presentation from Authority staff on their vision for the community, and […]

Artists-Not-In-Residence

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Lower Manhattan has a lot of artists, but they are leaving in greater numbers than in almost any community of New York City, according to a new report from the Center for an Urban Future (CUF), a public policy think tank based Downtown. The report, “A Creative Solution to New York’s Affordable Space Crunch,” notes […]

‘Morris Bridge Is Coming Down, Coming Down…’

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Earlier this year, the de Blasio administration said to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), in effect, “wanna buy a bridge?” They were referring to the Morris Street pedestrian overpass, a forlorn span that links Washington and Greenwich Street, by reaching across the entrance plaza to the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. The MTA’s offering price,
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Pedestrian Struck by Parks Vehicle Driving on Sidewalk

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A Battery Park City resident was struck and injured by a Parks vehicle driving on the sidewalk on the morning of July 13, and had to wait for nearly 30 minutes before ambulances and police could find the location she called into 911. Dominique Galluzzi was walking east along Albany Street on her way to […]

Making Some Dough This Summer

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Rising high school freshman Jack Greenleaf has been making good use of his summer break. On July 1, he started Bread and Monkey, a banana bread company servicing Battery Park City. On his first day of business, Mr. Greenleaf says that he spent the day baking and publishing his website (with the help of his […]

A Happy Warrior Lays Down Her Arms

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A tireless defender of the Battery Park City community is stepping away from the ramparts. Ninfa Segarra, who has served for 18 months as the chair of the Battery Park City Committee of Community Board 1 (CB1), has resigned as a result of what she describes as, “the need to focus on personal priorities.” At […]

Auf Weidersehen Peking

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Almost a year ago, on September 6, 2016, the barque Peking pushed off from South Street Seaport for one last time to begin her final trip home to the land of her birth, Hamburg Germany. Eased out into the slack tide of the East River and assisted by a few tugs and many well wishers, […]