Tribeca’s Cornerstone Is Looking Iffy

Tribeca’s Cornerstone, founded in 1991, has been closed since February 16, initially for Con Edison repairs. But owner Sasha Zielin is losing hope that it’ll reopen. “In order for Cornerstone to resume business, we needed to get a permit,” he wrote in an email. “When we tried to get it, violations popped up on the building that were unrelated to Cornerstone. It seems like the landlord would rather sell the building instead of fixing those violations. (Understandable. I’m sure the cost is enormous.) As of now, things are not looking good for us. We are devastated!” Zielin says a sale is still up in the air, and if there is a new owner, he or she could be receptive to Cornerstone staying. Time will tell.

7 Comments

  1. Maybe they can find a new location in the area. That’s the only place I could get tasty and affordable chicken wings.

    • NYC Department of Buildings
      ECB Violation Details
      Premises: 187 DUANE STREET MANHATTAN Filed At: 325 GREENWICH STREET , MANHATTAN , NY 10013
      BIN: 1001550 Block: 143 Lot: 16 Community Board: 101

      ECB Violation Summary VIOLATION OPEN
      ECB Violation Number: 34267756Y
      Severity: NON-HAZARDOUS Certification Status: NO COMPLIANCE RECORDED
      Penalty Balance Due: $0.00

      Hearing Status: WRITTEN OFF

      Respondent Information
      Name: OWNER OF 325 GREENWICH ST
      Mailing Address: 325 GREENWICH STREET , NEW YORK , NY 10013
      Violation Details
      Violation Date: 02/15/2001 Violation Type: CONSTRUCTION
      Served Date: 02/15/2001 Inspection Unit:
      Infraction Codes Section of Law Standard Description
      B04 27-147 WORK WITHOUT A PERMIT
      Specific Violation Condition(s) and Remedy:
      WORK WITHOUT A PERMIT.NOTED:INSTALLED A STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM FROM KITCHEN EXHAUST PEDETRATION OF PUBLIC LOBBY INTO EXISTING ELEVATOR SHAFT TO ROOF.LOCATION 1FL CORNER RESTAURANT.REM:OBTAIN PERMIT.
      Issuing Inspector ID: 1032 DOB Violation Number: 021501C01JG01
      Issued as Aggravated Level: NO
      Dept. of Buildings Compliance History and Events
      Certification Status: NO COMPLIANCE RECORDED Compliance On:
      A Certificate of Correction must be submitted to the Administrative Enforcement Unit (AEU) for all violations. A violation that is not dismissed by ECB will continue to remain ACTIVE or “open” on DOB records until acceptable proof is submitted to the AEU, even if you have paid the penalty imposed by ECB.
      ECB Hearing Information

      Hearing Status: WRITTEN OFF

      ECB Penalty Information
      Penalty Imposed: $2,500.00
      Adjustments: $2,500.00 Amount Paid: $0.00
      Penalty Balance Due: $0.00 Court Docket Date: 10/31/2001

  2. This place is the best.

  3. So sad. The most generous business on
    Halloween as well. Very old school. They will be
    missed.

  4. Brutal. Especially since it’s out of their control.

  5. Totally agree with above comments. They’ve literally been a cornerstone of the neighborhood since early 90s when so little was around. For the neighborhood’s sake I hope they find a way to reopen and soon. Summer is almost here and our kids love their fried chicken.

  6. praying and believing that the Lord will open a door for Cornerstone that no man can close! we miss you Richie:your kindness and generosity has blessed many…

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