Rest In Peace
Like we really needed another reason to stay on this side of the Hudson. Read More
Mr. Savoia was found wearing the same raccoon-fur coat he was last seen alive in—well-dressed as ever. Read More
Blue Ribbon Sushi has signed on as the latest quick-casual concept to hit Hudson Eats, a collection of chef-driven eateries at the revamped Brookfield Place.
The 10-year lease covers a 950-square-foot shop that plays on the success of the acclaimed Blue Ribbon Sushi location off of Spring Street in SoHo, once again teaming Blue Ribbon’s Eric Read More
Inside the Box
Beastie Boys Square fell through, but maybe the river tides will change for Pete Seeger. Read More
Federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds are dedicating $185 million to the newest installment of Amtrak’s Gateway project: an 800-foot-long concrete box on the West Side. How is Superstorm Sandy relevant to this underground structure, you might ask? Good question.
Developer Francis Greenburger of Time Equities has secured $400 million in financing to move forward with a Helmut Jahn-designed downtown Manhattan residential tower at 50 West Street.
The Wall Street Journal reported last night that the financing gives the developer the go to begin construction on the long-stalled 63-story residential project, which will overlook Battery Read More
For those of us living in the outer boroughs, navigating Manhattan during the holidays can serve as a great reminder as to why we migrated off the island in the first place. New Years Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving…the term “amateur hour” was practically invented to describe the hoards of revelers who descend upon NYC like a plague of locusts to “celebrate” these annual events by getting as drunk as humanly possible and clogging up the sidewalks and public transit systems.
Now, most of the time, this does not pose too much of a problem for Brooklynites and Queens residents, who would just as soon stay in their district anyway, throwing Skrillex-themed rooftop parties.
But the 4th of July poses an issue for non-Gotham-dwellers: since 2009, the incredible light show thrown by Macy’s has been held on the Hudson River, making it almost impossible to view from the top of a Brooklyn Heights townhouse.
CONSIDER THE DOLPHIN
Some of us aren’t Scrooge McDuck-wealthy. Some of us don’t have the time/wherewithal/patience to deal with the crowds on the West Side Highway who gather to view the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks every year.
Here is an abject lesson in the dangers of premature joy. Often times—especially in New York City—what ostensibly appears to be a magical thing can turn out to be a terrible tragedy, before we’ve fully registered the implication of said joy. For example:
Wednesday night, as The Observer crossed the West Side Highway at Bank Street and walked over to Pier 49, the pink-orange sun was reflecting onto the Hudson River, and people had filled the surrounding patches of grass, waiting for the official unveiling of a new public artwork by artist Jon Morris called Reflecting the Stars, Read More