Downtown to get $800m in improvements

Gov. George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced about $800 million worth of projects for Lower Manhattan yesterday to revive further a struggling Downtown with new parks, cobblestone streets around the New York Stock Exchange, a new elementary school on Beekman Street and improvements in Chinatown, among other things. The move was made in part to try to convince Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to approve a stadium on the West Side. more [NYT]
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