Seen & Heard: 1910 Building Marketed as a Teardown

••• Last night, Adam and I walked over to Rockefeller Park and North Cove Marina to watch the sunset, something we haven’t done in many years. The striped umbrellas along North Cove Marina are a wonderful addition, and it was amazing to see how popular Rockefeller Park has become, especially with people who seem to not be from the area. The photo below makes it seem sort of calm, but there were people everywhere.

••• The 1910 building at 142 Watts (a.k.a. 457 Washington) has been on the market as a single-family residence since at least May of 2015, when it was priced at $12.25 million. After being lowered to $10.9 million this past May, it’s now at $9.9 million—and the brokers have had some conceptual renderings made to show how you could tear it down and put a real stamp on the neighborhood.

••• Tetsu has been posting photos on Instagram, including the two below, saying the restaurant is “almost ready.” Myguess is that we’ll know it’s time when the façade gets painted.

••• Looks like the silver blob at 56 Leonard will indeed be at street level. Some extra reinforcement is going in.

••• “Just wondering if your readers would be interested in the state of the crane at 565 Broome,” asks C. (That’s the 30-story Renzo Piano–designed building going up across from the Holland Tunnel entrance on Varick.) “They have an after-hours permit to work Saturdays, however there was no construction Friday, June 23 or Saturday June 24 because the crane is bent/broken. The construction guys (haven’t seen any girls yet) have seemed to be very professional so far. Obviously they are aware of it, but I am trying to get the word out via local media and 311 so that they have a bit more pressure to handle it properly. My interest is obvious from the photos taken from my apt, and as much as I dislike the Holland Tunnel traffic, I do not wish them a falling crane. Notice in the close photo that some of the metal sections are bent (should be straight from connection to connection) and one vertical metal piece is broken.”

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