Financial District

Art, Financial District

All photos: NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney

A 16-foot-tall steel and fiberglass sculpture of a superhero has been installed at The Battery in Lower Manhattan. Designed by artist Hebru Brantley, the artwork, called The Great Debate, is part of a series featuring the character Flyboy, an aviator goggle-wearing, crime-fighter. The sculpture will be on display through November 13, 2022.

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Cool Listings, Financial District

Photo by Travis Mark.

The palatial residence perched on the 29th floor of Downtown Manhattan’s iconic Woolworth Building is unique enough as it is. Now, Pavilion A at The Woolworth Tower Residences at 2 Park Place has the additional status of having been recently featured in the season three premiere of  HBO’s Succession. Two years ago, 6sqft reported the apartment’s listing for $29.85 million–about $3 million less than when it made its debut. In addition to its star turn on the Emmy-winning drama, the five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath duplex has been discounted 30 percent to $23.355 million.

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Financial District, Major Developments, Starchitecture

Photo by Phil Dolby on Flickr

Twenty years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan’s World Trade Center complex is nearly complete. But one tower still hasn’t got off the ground. After architecture firm changes and financing problems, developer Silverstein Properties said construction is set to begin in the coming months on 2 World Trade Center with a new design from Norman Foster’s Foster + Partners. As first reported by Commercial Observer, the developer is close to securing an anchor tenant, which would lead to a construction loan and the start of work within “the next six to 12 months.”

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Architecture, Financial District

Rendering courtesy of Friends of St. Nicholas

On September 11, 2001, a Greek Orthodox church on Cedar Street was destroyed, resulting in plans to rebuild the structure at a new location on Liberty Street. Construction finally began on this new Santiago Calatrava-designed church, St. Nicholas National Shrine, in 2015, and though there were some hurdles along the way, the domed building will finally be lit for the first time. The church will commence the 20th-anniversary remembrance of 9/11 with a memorial service and the inaugural lighting of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine this Friday evening.

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affordable housing, Financial District, housing lotteries

Renderings courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery launched this week for 63 mixed-income apartments at a new 34-story tower in the Financial District. The mixed-use building 7 Dey Street is conveniently located next to the Fulton Center transit hub and boasts amenities like multiple outdoor spaces, a fitness center, a co-working room, and more. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 70 or 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, ranging from $1,329/month studios to $3,235/month two-bedrooms.

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Financial District, Restaurants

The west terrace. Photo © 6sqft

Most dinners don’t begin with a welcome drink on a terrace 63 stories above Manhattan, but that’s exactly the case at SAGA, a new fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar from James Kent and Jeff Katz, the Michelin-star team behind Crown Shy. Both restaurants are located in the Art Deco landmark 70 Pine, Crown Shy at ground level and SAGA nearly 800 feet in the sky. The new restaurant opens today and 6sqft got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the beautiful spaces and three outdoor terraces.

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Cool Listings, Financial District

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

For under $1 million, this one-bedroom Financial District apartment sure has a lot to offer. The place itself isn’t huge at 583 square feet, but there’s a beautiful 230-square-foot terrace and a surprising amount of closet space. It’s located at the high-end Greenwich Club condo at 88 Greenwich Street.

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Architecture, Financial District, Major Developments

The Perelman at night, facing south © Luxigon

About a month after the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC) topped out at the World Trade Center complex, new renderings of the unique project were released this week. As first spotted by Yimby, images showcase the flexible cube-shaped building and its glowing marble facade, the grand staircase, theaters, bar and restaurant, and terrace space. First envisioned nearly two decades prior, PAC is expected to open in 2023.

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Events, Financial District, Restaurants

Rendering by TMRW, courtesy of Brookfield Place New York

This Friday, the waterfront Upper Plaza at Brookfield Place will be transformed into The Bungalow, a “relaxing urban oasis inspired by the beachside retreats of Montauk.” Guests can take in views of the Hudson River and New York Harbor while enjoying specialty cocktails and small bites. They’ll also be able to enjoy live music and DJs, bocce courts, and weekly events and arts programming. The best part? It’s free to enter.

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Events, Financial District, Restaurants

Photo of a past dinner by Lizzie Munro @lizziemunro

When outdoor dining took on a new life last summer, many restaurant and hospitality companies had to get creative. But Resident, a startup that hosts dinners on balconies and rooftops of luxury apartments, was already ahead of the game. This past fall, they launched a socially distant supper club on the balcony of the Financial District’s landmarked Broad Exchange Building, including a rotating chef residency with newcomers who have experience at Michelin-starred restaurants. The supper club is now back, featuring a Venezuelan-inspired tasting menu from Chef Luis Herrera, redefined soul food from Chef Sakari Smithwick, a Filipino-inspired meal from Chef Harold Villarosa, and much more.

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