The U.S. Postal Service has signed, sealed and delivered on its plan to take a 3,500-square-foot spot at 116 John Street, it was announced earlier this week.
The post office will be moving out of its former location at 1 Peck Slip Station, which is currently being renovated into a school, said officials close to the deal.
An addendum to our article earlier this week on the never-ending Moynihan Station saga: The concept of converting the Farley Post Office into a rail station is widely viewed as belonging to the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, its most persistent advocate from the early 1990s until his death in 2003. But Read More
The Pataki administration failed to hold onto the Farley Post Office in the last moments of 2006, but negotiations are continuing, this time under Governor Spitzer’s purview. In late December, Charles Gargano, then-chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, announced a last-minute blitz to renew the option that the state had to buy Read More
He did it! Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver has put off a decision on Moynihan Station for another month.
We tackled this issue last week, and expect it could go on in this cat-and-mouse way until 1) Madison Square Garden makes a deal, 2) Silver and Charles Gargano, the Governor’s economic development Read More
The Villager breaks it down for us today on the planned 26-story N.Y.U. dorm at the site of the former St. Ann’s Church at 124 East 12th Street. (The story is not yet online.) According to the paper, a coalition of local residents and political clubs is suing the developer, Hudson Companies, Read More
Just before New Year’s Day, the F.B.I. issued a warning to local police departments, telling them to watch out for people carrying almanacs. These books, the agency warned, contained information that terrorists might use for nefarious purposes.
It’s about time the feds realized how much subversive information is contained in almanacs. Some of us may Read More
`City and state officials are close to resolving a year-long dispute that had stalled plans for a new Penn Station in the grand Beaux-Arts post-office building on 33rd Street and Eighth Avenue, according to a source close to the discussions.
The resolution of the dispute means that Senator DanielPatrick Moynihan is on the verge of Read More
On April 1, while in his offices at the Woodrow Wilson Center in
Washington, D.C., former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan received a phone call
from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The topic was close to Mr. Moynihan’s heart, and
now it’s close to Mr. Bloomberg’s: the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Station,
and its expansion into the James A. Read More
Those new U.S. Postal Service retail shops, where you can buy not just stamps but also things like packing material, tape dispensers and Donald Duck neckties, seem to be a hit. But unfortunately, they’re popular with a somewhat different demographic than the Postal Service undoubtedly was targeting when it came up with the concept, if Read More