Seen & Heard: Are the Clintons Moving to Tribeca?

••• On January 14, Parker Posey will be at 92YTribeca to discuss Party Girl. Maybe you had to be there….

••• This is just a rumor but what a rumor! A reader writes to say that “This is totally unsubstantiated but a rumor is going around [location redacted] that the Clintons are looking at a place in Tribeca. They are in the midst of dealing with a coop board….” My money is on River Lofts; Meryl Streep is a Friend of Hillary, after all. If anyone knows anything, I’m all ears: tribecacitizen@gmail.com, 917-209-6473, anonymity guaranteed. Update: A reader points out that River Lofts is condos, not a coop.

••• Andrew posted a comment on the Then and Now #5 post: “Anyone know what the Raw Cream Music Building was? Recording studio? Music shop? Something else?” If anyone knows anything about that, I’d love to know, too (but a little less urgently).

••• From the LMCCC regarding the South Ferry subway station: “Reopening timing is still speculative, but engineers estimate it will take approximately six to 12 months.”

••• Also from the LMCCC: “73 Warren Street Crane Lift Weekend Closure.” The tweet had a link that goes to the organization’s home page, and I can’t find anything there about this. I wonder if they mean 37 Warren, the big conversion at Church? Update: The second LMCCC update—I get two each Friday, and I can’t tell why they’re different (and I tried unsubscribing to one once but it wanted a password…?)—says “A planned crane operation at 73 Warren Street will fully close the roadway between Greenwich Street and West Broadway this weekend. The closure will be in place Saturday, January 5th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, January 6th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to Park Place.”

••• Also from the LMCCC: “Starting this weekend, Ann Street will be closed between Park Row and Nassau Street for Con Edison utility work related to 133 Nassau Street service. The closure will take place every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through approximately early March 2013.”

••• Speaking of Ann and Nassau Streets… I wandered over there to see about where a 40-story building adjacent to 5 Beekman could go. There is indeed a slice of land (below) south of 5 Beekman, on Nassau. It’s right next to 113 Nassau, the 30-story building going up now (it’s L-shaped, with frontage at 21 Ann—making me wonder if that last item isn’t about 113 Nassau). And there’s an 18-story hotel going up around the corner at 49 Ann. Soon you won’t be able to see your own shadow.

5 beekman tower site on nassau