1 New York Plaza

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APOPS@MAS, working with the New York City Department of City Planning, is in the process of updating website information related to the Required Amenities, Required Hours of Access, Required Size, the Site Plan, and/or other legal requirements governing this privately owned public space.

This immense plaza is a raised terrace encircling the majority of this full-block office building bounded by Water, Broad, South, and Whitehall Streets. The most usable portions are on Water Street, where ledges attached to several elliptical planters interrupt the steps and provide seating, and on South Street, where one long planter offers a sittable ledge and a pleasant view of the landmarked Battery Maritime building. Defined by rectangular black columns, the arcade fronts most of the plaza other than the South Street side.

Photo: Kayden et al. (2000)
Photo: Kayden et al. (2000)


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  1. submitted by: Ryan Douglas

    To Whom it may concern:

    My name is Ryan Douglas, I am the HR Director of A Free Bird Organization, I am delighted to contact you on behalf of A Free Bird a 501 (c) 3 non profit dedicated to inspiring and nourishing children with cancer through the therapeutic form of the arts. A Free Bird is currently in the process of opening a Food Cart! A Free Bird Café is committed to funding art supplies and musical instruments for children affected by cancer through selling high quality beverages and meals at an affordable price to its given community. Our hope is to work towards diversifying the cafe’s surrounding community as well.

    The cafe is a donated 10x8x10 structure, that will stand out from the rest of the coffee shops in the neighborhood. We would be the first self-sustaining non-profit organization to have our own café with dual missions. Our cafe is an alternative to neighborhood commercial coffee shops that may not necessarily offer all non-GMO vegan food, organic coffee and vegan juices. Our sponsors such as Equal Exchange Coffee, Battery Urban Farm, and more allow us to achieve these missions while maintaining independent agency for the cause of arts and pediatric cancer. All proceeds of the cafe will go towards the Programs Department so that each child will have art supplies, musical instruments, and any other art materials they need to fulfill their dream.

    I am writing you in regards to 130 Livingston St location today to kindly request a donation for a 12 month lease of space to utilize for our cafe. In exchange for a lease we can provide you with a tax-exempt status from A Free Bird Organization. In gratitude for your generous donation, we will post your logo if you have one, or company name, clickable to your website, under our sponsors section on http://www.afreebird.org/sponsors/, as well as acknowledge the company in our monthly newsletter, annual magazine and social media outlets. As mentioned we have a literal structure and the planning and personnel support needed to get the project off of the ground. At this point we need cooperation with parts of the community which are in a position to accommodate such a request.

    I look forward to hearing from you, I can best be reached at 518-860-3016, or HR@afreebird.org

    Ryan Douglas
    HR Director
    A Free Bird Organization.