2006_03_batterymaritime.jpgSo, Battery Martime Building, which has been under renovations for the past few years, may become NYC's new enclosed greenmarket space. Or at least that's what the NYC Economic Development Corporation is hoping. While there may be challenges with its more remote location - and whether or not there are even enough people to sustain it, the NYC EDC and Community Board 1 think there's a great opportunity considering the lack of grocery stores downtown. Gothamist loves this idea, mainly because a year-round food market - with scale - would be wonderful; Philadelphia has the Reading Terminal Market which is a great destination and place to get delicious things to eat. The NYCEDC issued the request for proposal today, and vendors will have until May 10 to complete it.

The Battery Maritime Terminal was built in 1909 and only had ferry service for 29 years (subways took over). Take a look at one conservator Conservation Solution's work on the buliding. And here's info about the restoration from LowerManhattan.info.