In the News: Two-Story Topper Proposed for Duane Park Building

••• “The owner of 50 Hudson Street in Tribeca is proposing to top his three-story brown-brick building with a highly visible two-story glass-brick addition. Eric Schlagman, who has lived and worked in the building for 10 years and owns Bar Cyrk on the Thomas Street side of 50 Hudson Street, told Community Board 1’s Landmarks Committee last week that he sees the 32-foot-high addition as a needed improvement to his 87-year-old property.” You need to check out the rendering. —Tribeca Trib

••• A swarm of bees appeared outside 85 Broad. —DNAinfo

••• “The 16th annual River to River Festival—Lower Manhattan’s annual, free summer arts celebration—kicks off today (Wednesday, June 14) with an opening celebration at Pier A Harbor House (6-8 p.m.) and continues through Sunday, June 25. […] In conjunction with the River to River Festival, more than a dozen Lower Manhattan museums and cultural destinations will open their doors and welcome visitors free of charge next Tuesday (June 20), 4-8 p.m.” —Broadsheet

••• Daytonian in Manhattan recounts the history of 151-157 W. Broadway (with several notable historical photos; the one below is by Byron Company from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York).

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  1. The current building at 50 Hudson Street was apparently preceded by 3 buildings on the same site, all of which were shorter than the buildings to the south. (This is not the site of a “taxpayer” that was partially demolished to make it shorter, unlike e.g. 230 West Broadway.)

    This 1898 photo shows 2 four-story buildings on the current site, fronting onto Hudson Street: collections.mcny.org/Collection/[Hudson%20Street%20Looking%20North%20from%20Duane%20Street.]-2F3XC5655FF.html

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