A writer for The Atlantic visits Trump Tower and asks a big question.

Robert Rosenberger writes in The Atlantic about the management of Trump Tower’s privately owned public space.  Rosenberger notes that Trump Tower is not the only privately owned public space with problems and asks “how seriously someone, in the course of doing business, takes the agreement he or she has made with the public.”

City upholds $10,000 fine for Trump Tower POPS violations

Yoav Gonen at the New York Post, among others, reports  on the August 12, 2016 NYC OATH Hearings Division decision upholding a $10,000 civil penalty levied against Trump Tower for its failure to correct an earlier violation with regard to a sales counter illegally occupying the POPS and the failure to install a public bench. The sales counters are gone, the bench is present, and a total penalty of $14,000 hopefully brings this year-long saga to an end.

Olivia Martin of Architects Newspaper covers POPS on Water Street

Olivia Martin of Architects Newpaper writes about the Water Street zoning amendment that authorizes owners of arcades and other POPS along Water Street to apply for permission to fill in the spaces with retail uses.  APOPS founder Jerold S. Kayden is quoted in the article as accepting that, in the case of irredeemable POPSs, it is conceivable that they could be removed from the inventory for other beneficial uses.  At the same time, he argues, owners should provide community benefits in return for the additional retail space they may receive in the Water Street case. APOPS Senior Advisor Douglas Woodward is also quoted, “Retail activation in POPS is a frequently used strategy, and some of the best and most successful POPS (e prix viagra pour homme.g. the Rubenstein Atrium at the Lincoln Center, the IBM space on 57th Street, and 60 Wall Street) all have active retail.”