Daily Clips: February 26, 2010

Urstadt, a neighborhood founder, reflects on his last days in Battery Park City
Downtown Express
A profile of Battery Park City Authority founder Charles Urstadt that features comments from Downtown Alliance Chairman Robert R. Douglass.

City reveals Chambers St. detours
Downtown Express
Two water main projects will close parts of Hudson and Chambers Sts. for years, and Tribeca residents are worried.

Roosevelt Tram closing for 6 months
New York Post
On March 1, the Roosevelt Island tram will close for six months.

Video: A Miniature New York
Using tilt-shift photography, artist Sam O’Hare created the time-lapse film “The Sandpit” from more than 35,000 pictures taken during a single week last August. With computer editing software, O’Hare manipulated his photos so only narrow planes of focus remained sharp, creating an effect that makes the city look like a model.