PHOTOS: After two-year renovation, NYPL’s historic Rose Main Reading Room will reopen on October 5th | 6sqft

PHOTOS: After two-year renovation, NYPL’s historic Rose Main Reading Room will reopen on October 5th | 6sqft

After a two-year restoration, the New York Public Library’s historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room will reopen to the public on Wednesday, October 5th. Source: PHOTOS: After two-year renovation, NYPL’s historic Rose Main Reading Room will reopen on October 5th | 6sqft The $12 million...Read more
8 Ways Lower Manhattan Has Changed Since 9/11 – Financial District – DNAinfo New York

8 Ways Lower Manhattan Has Changed Since 9/11 – Financial District – DNAinfo New York

In the 15 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Lower Manhattan has undergone an immense transformation. What was once a neighborhood predominantly defined by finance workers which basically shuttered at night and at weekends is now — thanks to a lot of government subsidies — booming with residential development,...Read more
Lower Manhattan population more than doubles since 9/11, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli report says | Crain’s New York Business

Lower Manhattan population more than doubles since 9/11, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli report says | Crain’s New York Business

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli talks up resurgence of neighborhood, but role of government subsidies unclear The number of residents and new apartments in lower Manhattan has skyrocketed since 2000, while the number of jobs remains below pre-9/11 levels, according to a report Tuesday. The report, released by state Comptroller Thomas...Read more
The last days of Admiral’s Row’s stately, neglected mansions – Curbed NY

The last days of Admiral’s Row’s stately, neglected mansions – Curbed NY

“It is an ugly thing to live in a timeless place” “That is the ultimate tragedy of Admiral’s Row—that those buildings got knocked down for parking. In 2016, we are knocking down 150-year-old buildings for a parking lot,” says Simeon Bankoff, the Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council. “It...Read more