••• Thanks to Troy Torrison for heeding the call! He sent in the above photo of the Hudson Square Garbage Garage, which as I mentioned the other day, is going up fast and big.
••• The workers that 88 Reade (right)—the great little storefront where Mike’s Papaya used to be—told my source that the space will be… a T-Mobile store! In which case, maybe there’s hope for the space at Church and Franklin, then because surely we don’t need two new phone stores, right? Right?
••• A reader who wants to remain anonymous has been asking around about the Battery Park City Authority/Asphalt Green contretemps: “Perhaps three weeks ago I was told that a September opening was a possibility. Apparently, though not confirmed, Asphalt Green fired most of the staff they had hired and paid for several months for BPC facility, and was now hiring a whole new staff for BPC. This would have to be one extremely expensive HR exercise/enterprise!”
••• Newmark Knight Frank’s Jeffrey Roseman confirmed in a tweet what I had heard for a while: That the owner of the Baker Interiors
ghost town furniture space is trying to find a new tenant. Baker says it’s not moving, but I think that means “for now.”
••• Boy, Taj Tribeca got screwed by the construction next door.
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