Former Upper East Side Councilwoman Jessica Lappin has been named president of Alliance for Downtown New York, the nonprofit announced.
She will take over the post, as well as that of president of the Alliance’s sister organization, the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, on February 10.
Buildings and Construction
Elizabeth Berger, president and CEO of the Alliance for Downtown New York and president of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, has died at 53 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Ms. Berger helped shape the reimagining and rebuilding of Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks and recently led a multifaceted effort to assist Lower Manhattan businesses and residents following Superstorm Sandy.
In a cordoned off and seemingly unremarkable construction site situated along the West Side Highway, a collection of high-ranking Brookfield Office Properties executives, construction managers and architects donned hardhats and stood in front of a symbolic pile of dirt that had been lined up neatly atop wooden boards.
Holding a platinum shovel, the sun refracting Read More
Two of the city’s biggest general contractors have lied about their hiring of women-and-minority-owned subcontractors for some of New York’s biggest project, including the Fulton Stree Transit Center downtown and the Croton Water Treatment Plant in the Bronx, both multi-billion dollar undertakings.
According to The Times, prosecutors from Brooklyn are approaching a $20 Read More
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week posted its most recent numbers on state-by-state infrastructure spending in the federal stimulus package. The result: Money certainly doesn't get out the door quick. As of May 31, according to the committee, of the $2.86 billion going to New Read More
With The Times giving details today on the changes being considered to the Santiago Calatrava-designed PATH hub, we caught up with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver out at the Democratic National Convention in Denver to get his reaction to the news that the Port Authority may put columns in the signature main hall of Read More
Three days after the MTA acknowledged it would have to scrap the iconic entrance to its Fulton Street Transit Center, Governor Spitzer spoke on the effects of rising construction costs at a New York Building Congress luncheon today at the Mandarin Oriental, warning of challenges ahead.
Much of the rise Read More
Construction of the new W.T.C. at ground zero began … yesterday. A 168-foot-long gentle S curve, anyway, that curves through the south tower footprint, says The Times.
It’s from yesterday, but this article on proposed federal tax changes should give new homeowners the chills.
Also in The Times, a rundown of Read More