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My Favorite Seat

My Favorite Seat

“You got your passport today, Jeremy?” a familiar voice asked me.“I do, actually…why? You need money?”“I have a check to deposit,...

Working at Home Not Working Out?

Working at Home Not Working Out?

I am the only member of my family who doesn’t have my own room.Every evening after dinner, I set up my laptop on the bar outside my kitchen and...

Mess Around Downtown: November 6, 2009

Mess Around Downtown: November 6, 2009

Welcome back to Mess Around Downtown!Hello Downtowners. New retailers are moving in and changing the Downtown scene all the time. Which means the...

“Permit” Me to Brag

“Permit” Me to Brag

I have news that I know you have been waiting for! We received our building permit! I’m not kidding when I say that this piece of paper is...

"Permit" Me to Brag

"Permit" Me to Brag

I have news that I know you have been waiting for! We received our building permit! I’m not kidding when I say that this piece of paper is...

Round, round git around, I git around…

Round, round git around, I git around…

What’s grey, white and black, weighs approximately 14,000 pounds and moves close to 800,000 people a year from place to place? No, it’s not a...

Our Little Secret

Our Little Secret

I’m walking down a dark street: filled with graffiti, drug dealers (and users), and smells that I will not describe to you, gentle reader.And I’m...

Unexpected Obstacles

Unexpected Obstacles

So, I have to admit, I had a totally different plan for this post. I planned on showing you photos of all the construction: How the walls had been...

Mess Around Downtown – October 27, 2009

Mess Around Downtown – October 27, 2009

Welcome back to Mess Around Downtown!For those of you visiting for the first time, my name is Luke Mess. I walk around Downtown for The Downtown...

Lower Manhattan News

Lower Manhattan News

It's the beginning of a new week and time to catch up on Lower Manhattan news from the past several days.New York City approved the demolition plan...

Furnishing the Hive

Furnishing the Hive

Now that we had our space, our next step was to develop a floor-plan – unfortunately I had no idea how many desks we could fit in the space or what...

Mess Around Downtown – October 21, 2009

Mess Around Downtown – October 21, 2009

Welcome back to Mess Around Downtown!I am always impressed when walking my Downtown beat by the small business owners that I get to meet and talk...