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  • Recap of what happened (see pictures further down) Last year a developer sought to put a glass building on the two tiny triangle lots at 100 Franklin, right in Tribeca East Historic District.  The neighborhood really came out in force against it.  There was a petition with 1500 signatures and massive turnouts at the various […]

  • Update on the Shenanigans at 172 Duane and the Fate of Duane Park   Over the summer there was a neighborhood uproar on Duane Street over a glass building to be cantilevered on top of 172 Duane. The truly awful solipsistic glass design (completely anti-contextual) had the full approval of the Bloomberg Landmarks Preservation Commission […]

  • A Perfect Holiday Gift for your home,  a Replica of Your New York Apartment Building – in Gingerbread! Proceeds to benefit Tribeca Trust / You provide a clear photograph or drawing of the front of your building and Tribeca Trust Board Member Andrea Pratt (gingerbread baker extraordinaire) will make a replica in sweet, spicy gingerbread.  100% edible.  Pick-up/delivery to […]

  • This video of a trolley car moving through lower Manhattan (posted on youtube) made me realize that such streetcars make more sense than cars. So why did they get ripped out? Such a waste of a infrastructure that was obviously a big project to install. I am sure the story of that destruction is not […]

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    Winter makes me start thinking of spring and the small pleasures to be had.  These Star Magnolias on Harrison street in front of Thierry Despont’s offices are beautiful.

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