Delancey Street Associates has closed a deal for funding the construction of 180 Broome Street, on the Lower East Side. The capital comes from Wells Fargo and M&T Bank, along with equity from DSA and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group. The loan secures $200 Million out of the projected total construction cost of $300 million. Essex Crossing is being developed by Delancey Street Associates, which is comprised of BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and Goldman Sachs.
When “White Christmas” was written in 1942, Irving Berlin had good reason to yearn for the snows “just like the ones [he] used to know.” Measurements of the white stuff in Manhattan had been slumping since the late 1800s, with the 15-year rolling median of 35.5 inches from 1884 falling to a mere 15.6 inches by the year of the song’s release, and then plunging further, to only 13.4 inches in 1998-99. What has followed is nothing short of a holiday miracle: in the subsequent eighteen years, snowfall has increased in an unprecedented fashion across much of the Northeastern seaboard, with the rolling median at Central Park now reaching 40 inches. With New York City’s median recent snowfalls tripling in a matter of two decades and surpassing totals at the end of the Little Ice Age at the same time that temperatures have continued to warm, it is time for the city’s inhabitants to ask why exactly this is happening, and consider the practical implications that a rapidly-shifting climate will have on real estate.
The last time YIMBY reported on progress at 23 Park Row, on the northern edge of the Financial District directly across from City Hall Park, excavation work had mostly wrapped, and foundation pouring had just begun. Four months later, concrete for the base of the soon-to-be 54-story tower has mostly wrapped, and formwork has breached street level, signaling the skyscraper’s rise is about to begin in earnest.
It’s been more than two years since we’ve heard any news about 456 Greenwich Street, a large eight-story hotel development that’s been inactive since the extant structures were demolished. The silence was broken Friday, December 22nd, when Caspi Development, Mactaggart Family & Partners, and Barone Management celebrated the official groundbreaking in Tribeca.
Back in August, YIMBY reported on apparent progress on the site of the Vehicle Security Center and future Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, on the site of the old temporary PATH Station. Unfortunately, while steel began to rise as summer turned to fall and reached street-level by November, December has seemingly brought a freeze to the pace of progress.