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  • In this Issue: Complicity in the Demolition of Properties on Park Place Debacle at 75 West Broadway:  Who Should Tribecans Blame? AIA Historic Buildings Committee Vandalizes Tribeca   Complicity in the Demolition of the Properties on Park Place Remember the Ground Zero Mosque at 45 Park Place that was heavily debated in 2010?  Although the building is […]

  • Here are two short movies (7.5 minutes and 4 minutes).  They are glorified slide shows, but move quickly along. We added narration to the first.  It shows all the unprotected buildings in Tribeca that ought to be added to the existing historic districts.  The second movie showcases “lost” buildings of Tribeca, lost as recently as […]

  • Aside: the new petition to sign if you haven’t done so yet is here  www.humanscale.nyc To encourage gratitude for what we still have, here is a 4 minute movie of lost buildings of Tribeca.  It is not a comprehensive inventory, but does convey the scope of the destructive forces that are periodically unleashed here.  If […]

  • A Reflection on growing up in TriBeCa through a post-Sandy lens. We met with Matthew Landfield the other day.  He grew up in the now demolished 31 Desbrosses Street. He had read our report on Tribeca North Historic District.  He wanted to know more history because he was writing a personal essay about finding his […]

  • As a reminder to (relative) newcomers to Tribeca, Hal Bromm is one of Tribeca’s senior statesmen.  He has been in Tribeca since before it was Tribeca.  He runs Hal Bromm Gallery in the gorgeous – and scandalously unprotected – Gerken Building at 90 West Broadway.  Hal was one of the founders of the old Committee […]

  • Anyone know the year this photo was taken?  If you work in the Goldman Sachs Building on West Street, can you get us a similar image taken from a similar spot?  Then we could do a “before and after” shot. Notice how dramatically the Seaport and Lower East Side have changed.  Imagine the new dreadful […]

  • A Whole Block Destroyed by Related Companies and Ponte Equities The Landmarks Preservation Commission has turned a deaf ear to our pleas for this block and instead listened to Big Real Estate – notably that powerful long-term enemy of historic Tribeca, Related Companies, whose tower at 105 Duane sparked the original preservation movement in Tribeca. And […]

  • Behold the beautiful Lawrence Building which once stood where Square Diner now sits. Magnificent, is it not?  It was written up in “The American Architect and Building News” of Oct 4, 1884 on page 162. The review gushed over the “light-buff brick from Perth Amboy,” “the cornices, string-courses and spandrils” and the “window dressings of terra-cotta, […]

  • Keystone from 67 Vestry

    The Unprotected Beauties of Tribeca North A lot of wonderful buildings in Tribeca North were bizarrely left out of Tribeca North Historic District back in 1993. Why? Was it because the boundaries were sloppily drawn? That is certainly a possibility, for at least one building in Tribeca North got cut in half by the current […]

  • Two photos   At the right there is a rendering of a proposed new building for 172 Duane Street.  Below, there is a photo of  the existing building, seen through a screen of trees. The existing building at 172 Duane has a reconstructed cast iron facade, showcased as a ruin, behind which is a small, […]

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