Daily Clips: March 5, 2010

Downtown Remains Stable in Down Market
Globe St. New York
Lower Manhattan’s commercial market is remaining stable as 2010 progresses, notwithstanding the specter of massive space givebacks as financial sector tenants downsize or vacate. A report by the Alliance for Downtown New York notes that the submarket continues to boast one of the lowest office vacancy rates in the US, while the area saw twice as many retail openings in 2009 as in 2008.

A Design Icon Stops Traffic in New York
Elle Decor
While a Four Seasons hotel tower is being built in Lower Manhattan, a marvelous piece of outdoor art does double duty as both a way to hide the construction and bring some fun to a New York neighborhood.

Thompson move to B.P.C. board is official
Downtown Express
Bill Thompson moved one step closer to taking over the Battery Park City Authority this week when the State Senate approved his appointment to the authority’s board.

Read all about the B.P.C. Library
Downtown Express
Only one thing is missing from Battery Park City’s sunny, spacious new library, set to open March 15: the musty smell of well-worn books.

A peek inside Corbin as subway construction proceeds
Downtown Express
To picture what the Corbin Building looked like when it opened more than 100 years ago, a little bit of imagination is required.