No, not Iris Weinshall, as once widely rumored. The new head of the Alliance for Downtown New York, the largest business improvement district in the city, is Eric J. Deutsch, the president and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, the Alliance announced today. The spot’s been open since July 1, when Carl Weisbrod left to take charge of Trinity Church’s extensive real estate holdings.
There is a Chuck Schumer connection, however. Deutsch was once executive director of the Group of 35, an ad hoc committee on commercial space formed by Schumer, city transportation commissioner Weinshall’s husband.