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Vince Coming to Brookfield Place, and More FiDi Retail News



The New York Times took a stab at making sense of everything that's going on with the retail scene in Lower Manhattan, mainly in Brookfield Place and the World Trade Center shopping center helmed by Westfield Group.


Liz Would Have Loved It


The Broadsheet Daily

On Saturday, May 17, in honor of "It's My Park Day," neighbors gathered to spruce up Elizabeth Berger Plaza (the park at Edgar Street and Trinity Place). The event, organized by the Downtown Alliance, drew a hard-working crowd who used their elbow...


Seen & Heard: Cafeteria Opposition


Tribeca Citizen

Remember when I pushed the idea of First-Time Tuesdays? Yeah, that’s why I didn’t do it again. But kudos to the Downtown Alliance for getting a similar-but-different idea going: On Lower Manhattan Tuesdays from May 27 through September 30, you can...


A Mighty Ferry Connection Between Two Far West Sides


Downtown Express

For centuries the Hudson River was filled with the sounds of ships, barges, people and commerce. The daily life of the river was the daily life of our city.


Magazine Staffers Say Goodbye To The Long Midtown Lunch


The Wall Street Journal

For decades the lavish lunch was stock-in-trade among magazine editors in New York, but soon they’ll have to ditch their midtown bistros for downtown Chipotles.


Time Inc. to Leave Midtown After 55 Years


The Wall Street Journal

The move by Time Inc. from its home in Midtown to downtown—announced Thursday—will be aided by a state package of $10 million in tax breaks and grants to keep the company in New York City.


Time Inc. Inks 'Incentive' Deal To Stay In The City And Relocate To Lower Manhattan


Daily News

Another publishing giant is moving downtown. Time Inc. will get $10 million in taxpayer subsidies to relocate from its iconic Midtown office to a new space at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan in late 2015.


Lower Manhattan Will Undergo a Retail Revival


New York Times

In Manhattan, where most of the city’s stores are small, street-level boutiques, mammoth shopping malls are rare. But next spring, the endless maze of cranes and construction pits that has enveloped Lower Manhattan for more than a decade will be...


Elizabeth Berger Plaza Planted And Painted


Downtown Post NYC

After a cool rain the day before, the weather was glorious on Saturday, May 17, as around 100 volunteers turned out to help the Downtown Alliance plant 1,200 geraniums on the bifurcated plaza at Edgar Street and Trinity Place.


AT&T Expands Solar Mobile Charging Initiative In New York City


PV Magazine

U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T will nearly double the number of photovoltaic mobile charging stations available in outdoor locations throughout New York City’s five boroughs this summer.


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