Tuesday: Walking on Water in Battery Park, Making Magic in Chinatown

The ‘Worth [www.nyc-architecture.com]

  • The overeager minds at the Battery Park City Authority have decided to fill in fifty acres of the Hudson River, making way for affordable housing. After all, why should only the upper classes get real estate on the water? (Crain’s premium)
  • Spitzer and Faso have graciously lended their support to plans for a Second Avenue subway, and a LIRR/Grand Central tunnel, and a city-funded No. 7 train expansion to the Javits Center. And a new Tappan Zee Bridge–but that’s only because they like the name. (The New York Times)
  • Louis Sullivan invented the skyscraper (plus ornamental terra cotta!) and all he got was this lousy symposium at Cooper Union. And a beer-bash at the Woolworth Building. (Interior Design)
  • Why is Chinatown cool again? Because magical old women do really magical things every weekend in Seward Park. Then the condos follow. (Vice Magazine)
  • Haute LivingNY has been born into our increasingly wonderful world. The first $7 issue delves into “New York’s Real Estate Dynasties’ Global Domination.” Amazing. (Curbed)
  • Max Abelson