From Prison Shoal to Mussel Beach

Among the many features of the Eco-Park that are intended to evoke and advance environmental concerns and a series of sand dunes and lawns.

Among the many features of the Eco-Park that are intended to evoke and advance environmental concerns and a series of sand dunes and lawns. Downtown’s list of great public spaces has increased by one, with the opening on April 19 of a new “Eco-Park” at Pier 35, on the East River shoreline, in the Two […]

The Good Fight

September 11 2001

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 25), Congressman Jerry Nadler, who represents Lower Manhattan in Washington, will host a public information session on the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF), which recently announced massive cuts in awards, as a result of a shortfall in funds allocated to the program. At a time when hundreds of Lower Manhattan residents are […]

The Madding Crowd

Financial District

While a spate of recent media stories have heralded newly published statistics from the federal Census Bureau, indicating that both New York City and the State have recently declined slightly in population, Lower Manhattan appears to be bucking this trends. The Census data shows that New York lost more population than an other state in […]

The Gold Standard

Two Gold Street after Hurricane Sandy

Two Gold Street after Hurricane Sandy A lawsuit filed by a group of tenants in two adjoining Financial District apartment buildings, arising from harm they suffered in the wake of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, has been dismissed by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court. The rental buildings, at Two Gold Street and […]

Towering Concerns

Lower Manhattan from the FDR

Community leaders fear that the number of apartments contained in a building this large could overwhelm local infrastructure – particularly schools. The on-again/off-again skyscraper proposed for 80 South Street, in the Seaport District may be on again. In a story first reported by online development newsletter New York YIMBY, renderings have surfaced that indicate a […]

Parking or Parks?

Community Board 1 wants this land devoted to public uses, under the plan for Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade, which is currently in the design phase.

Community Board 1 wants this land devoted to public uses, under the plan for Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade, which is currently in the design phase. Community Board 1 (CB1) is lobbying to recover for public use multiple acres of taxpayer-owned land that the City has monetized for decades as parking facilities. The space at issue is […]

The Leaning Tower of Seaport

One Seaport, also known as 161 Maiden Lane, as seen from the East River.

One Seaport, also known as 161 Maiden Lane, as seen from the East River. A 670-foot residential building now under construction in the South Street Seaport neighborhood is leaning precipitously north and east, according to a lawsuit filed against the developer by one of its former contractors. The tower, known as One Seaport, is located […]

Nadler Charges Trump With Stealing 9/11 Funds

Donald Trump on Wall Street after 9/11

Congressman Jerry Nadler: “The president — he wasn’t president [then] — but Donald Trump actually took a $150,000 grant from the Bush administration. They let him take a $150_000 grant meant for small businessmen, for 40 Wall Street, the ‘small business’ [of] 40 Wall Street.”   On Sunday, United States Congressman Jerry Nadler, who represents […]

Local Heroes

Community Board 1's Youth and Education Chair Tricia Joyce: "I was raised by a strong mother who was and is a great role model in this way. I hope to do the same for my daughters."

Local Heroes Manhattan Youth to Honor Downtown Education Supporters, Volunteers with Community Awards Community Board 1’s Youth and Education Chair Tricia Joyce: “I was raised by a strong mother who was and is a great role model in this way. I hope to do the same for my daughters.” Tonight (Thursday, April 11) Manhattan Youth […]

A Remnant Remembered

City Council member Margaret Chin, flanked by Lower Manhattan Historical Society president James Kaplan (right),  presides over the co-naming of South William Street as "Mill Street Synagogue_Seixas Way."

City Council member Margaret Chin, flanked by Allen Millman, treasure of the LMHA (right),  presides over the co-naming of South William Street as “Mill Street Synagogue_Seixas Way.” City Council member Margaret Chin and community leaders gathered in the Financial District on Monday afternoon to commemorate the long-overlooked site of America’s first Jewish temple, the Mill […]