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The Wrap: FiDi residents want 24-hour access to 9/11 Memorial Plaza, peeling back the layers of 5Pointz … and more

July 10, 2014 05:10PM

1. FiDi residents want 24-hour access to 9/11 Memorial Plaza [DNAinfo]
2. Dallas Cowboys’ Emmitt Smith brings Dallas-based property-services firm eyes New York office [Bloomberg]
3. Peeling back the layers of 5Pointz [Brooklyn Street Art]
4. Department of Transportation reveals plans for $770M Kosciuszko Bridge overhaul [DNAinfo]
5. Stephen Ross’s Related Companies want to build in Silicon Valley [WSJ, 1st item]
6. Ridgewood Theater conversion permits approved [Curbed]
7. Every demo in Manhattan since 2003 [Curbed]

Julie Strickland

  • aeolius

    The quoted price for the Newtown Creek bridge replacement is 770M but of course it will be over a billion dollars soon enough. Plus money for a storm surge barrier and the money goes up to keep it in its present navigable condition. But why keep it so.Are there a billion dollar worth of businesses that still use the creek? That money would go far toward land filling and creating a green way deep into the Queens/Brooklyn boarder land. Perhaps land filling might lessen the clean-up cost as well