Posts Tagged ‘Financial District’

Born Again: The Financial District’s Revitalization from Desolation and Devastation

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Since 9/11, and years later Hurricane Sandy, hit Downtown Manhattan, business has been slowly rebuilding in the Financial District It used to be that the Financial District shut down right at 5 p.m., right when its commuters vacated their offices and traveled to homes outside the neighborhood. The desolate feeling of the streets after-hours was [&hellip
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Is FiDi a True Neighborhood?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

FIDI An event at the Léman Preparatory School showcased local FiDi businesses to bolster the area’s sense of community Last week the FiDi Association brought several local businesses and community members together to the Léman Preparatory School ballroom to provide a flavor of the neighborhood and promote the Downtown Alliance’s “Going Green” program, which aims to [&hellip
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Where the Streets Are Paved With Gasoline-Powered Generators

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Parts of Lower Manhattan may spend the holidays and beyond hooked up to noisy, noxious generators if building management companies don’t soon finish necessary repairs. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many downtown Manhattan buildings relied on emergency generators for power in an effort to return to normalcy. As of last week, Council Member Margaret Chin’s [&hellip
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The World Awaits at Léman School

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Blackboard Awards

Photo By Dale Eisinger New & Noteworthy School It’s all a part of the “international mindedness” students are expected to learn at Léman. “International mindedness means you are aware of the problems and ready to be involved in the solutions,” said Drew Alexander, head of the school. “It means you truly believe in community service as it relates to [&hellip
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District Commission Hears Public’s Opinions on Manhattan Divisions

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Paul Bisceglio Reunite Greenwich Village, and unite Chinatown and the Lower East Side. These were downtown Manhattanites’ two most common requests in the Districting Commission’s public hearing at New York Law School last week. This first of five hearings, one per borough, gathered public opinion on the upcoming revision of the city’s 51 City [&hellip
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Building Safety Loopholes Put City Firefighters at Risk

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

P7377-02 By Paul Bisceglio In August 2007, a fire in the Financial District’s vacant Deutsche Bank building claimed the lives of two New York firefighters. The tragedy prompted State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried to create a joint New York City-New York State Task Force on Building and Fire Safety. The Task Force just [&hellip
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Chase Bank (Finally) Addresses One Chase Manhattan Plaza Closure

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

One Chase Manhattan Plaza. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   Following downtown residents’ and the Community Board 1 (CB1) Urban Planning Committee’s demands for an explanation, three representatives of JP Morgan Chase met with the CB1 Quality of Life Committee yesterday evening to discuss the closure of One Chase Manhattan Plaza, home of the bank’s Financial District skyscraper and a privately [&hellip
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Fight Over One Chase Plaza Closure

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Community says open space closed because of OWS fears By Paul Bisceglio The Financial District’s population is exploding. According to a 2000-2010 survey by Community Board 1, 28,000 residents now live in the Financial District alone, excluding Battery Park City, the Seaport/Civic Center and Tribeca. That’s 288 percent more residents than at the turn of [&hellip
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Zuccotti Park Security Guard Plays Computer Games, Smashes Occupy Camera

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

It’s just another day in the life of a Zuccotti Park security guard. The park, which remains under watch by security 24/7 since the dissolution of the Occupy encampment, is still witnessing acts of rebellion. A Brookfield Properties security guard was playing computer games in the park last night, until he realized he was being [&hellip
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South Street Seaport Fire Caused by Electrical Wiring Mishap

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Our Town Downtown

A fire that broke out at the South Street Seaport on Saturday was caused by faulty electrical wiring, reports the Huffington Post.  The fire started under Pier 17 and grew to engulf about 100 square feet, but was tamed in under two hours. Pictures of the blaze show onlookers photographing and gawking at immense clouds [&hellip
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