Lonnie Jackson. Photo via NYPD.
Police have issued a missing senior bulletin for Lonnie Jackson, who lives near Delancey and Columbia streets on the Lower East Side. He’s 78 years old, weighs 275 pounds and has grey hair and brown eyes. Mr. Jackson was last seen yesterday near 7th Avenue and West 78th Street. He was wearing a brown hat, brown dress suit and he was carrying a wooden cane. If you can help, call 9-1-1.
The Low Line’s demonstration project was held in the Essex Street Market this past fall.
Earlier this month we reported that the founders of The LowLine, the park envisioned below Delancey Street, pitched Community Board 3 on the notion of linking their proposal to the Seward Park development project (SPURA). City officials, who are preparing to release a Request for Proposals for the nine parcels in January, batted down the idea, and CB3 did not officially weigh in on the issue.
When the LowLine’s Dan Barasch briefed the board, he alluded to a feasibility study conducted by HR&A Advisors that showed that the LowLine could provide a lot of economic benefit to the Seward Park project. Today the Wall Street Journal has details from that study. A draft of the report’s economic impact summary suggests the subterranean park could “boost land values of SPURA sites by between $10 million and $20 million and create between $5 million and $10 million in sales, hotel and real-estate taxes over 30 years…”
Madison Street, looking west. Photo by Joel Raskin.
Cloudy this morning — snow beginning this afternoon and continuing into the evening hours. We’re also going to see high winds, up to 30 mph at times and a high of 38.
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