Holy Friday! Is the above what we think it is? Actual progress on East River Plaza up on 116th Street and FDR Drive? The East River Plaza that was announced in 1998, and has been through more financial twists and turns than a Boymelgreen Dumbo development? Friends: it is. A tipster sent in the above panoramic shot, noting that the bulldozers have started dozing.
So what's coming to this future retail mecca, brought to us by Bruce Ratner and friends? It's been known forever that Home Depot was getting in the saddle, but today's Post drops the gigantic bomb that Target is leasing 130,000 square feet above Home Depot and opening up its first (permanent) Manhattan store. East Harlem: Get your asses ready.
· Target Hits Bull's Eye: Manhattan [NYPost]
· East River Plaza [eastriverplaza.com]