Seen & Heard: 30-Story Building Coming to Greenwich Street

••• It has been one full year since the hotel planned for 456 Greenwich blocked off three sidewalks, and still no activity—except for the cars being allowed to park on the far side. Why doesn’t anyone—CB1, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Transportation—insist the owner move the fences so people won’t end up crossing Greenwich mid-block?

••• The six-story building at 537 Greenwich (between Charlton and Vandam), built in 1909, is being torn down. Cape Advisors plans a gray 30-story building there (calling it 110 Charlton). I don’t know if we’ve seen this rendering below.

••• StrollerlessTribecaHottie says that we can add another business to the card-only list: “Drybar (including the one in Tribeca) has not accepted cash as of April. What sucks is that the stylists (of course) prefer to receive tips in cash but the salon does not have any cash on hand for change. So I assume a lot of customers end up tipping by credit card which isn’t great for the stylists. (If you don’t have change, you can go to Starbucks next door. They’re very nice about breaking a bill as long as you’re willing to wait for someone who uses cash so that they can open the register. LOL!)”

••• Has there ever been a more beautiful year for Japanese pagoda trees? (Actually, the NYC street tree map says the ones on Greenwich are honey locusts, but they all look delightful to me.)

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  1. The current Greenwich Street DOT permits all expire on 8/16/17. Maybe our fearless City Councilmember could do something like get answers to your questions, if she cared to.

    M022017137A20 MN 01 01 BARONE MANAGMENT, LLC GREENWICH STREET DESBROSSES STREET WATTS STREET 5/19/2017 8/16/2017 11:59:59 PM 02 BUILDING OPERATION PERMIT OCCUPANCY OF SIDEWALK AS STIPULATED

    M022017137A24 MN 01 01 BARONE MANAGMENT, LLC GREENWICH STREET DESBROSSES STREET WATTS STREET 5/19/2017 8/16/2017 11:59:59 PM 02 BUILDING OPERATION PERMIT PLACE EQUIPMENT OTHER THAN CRANE OR SHOV

    M022017137A25 MN 01 01 BARONE MANAGMENT, LLC GREENWICH STREET DESBROSSES STREET WATTS STREET 5/19/2017 8/16/2017 11:59:59 PM 02 BUILDING OPERATION PERMIT OCCUPANCY OF ROADWAY AS STIPULATED

    M022017137A27 MN 01 01 BARONE MANAGMENT, LLC GREENWICH STREET DESBROSSES STREET WATTS STREET 5/19/2017 8/16/2017 11:59:59 PM 02 BUILDING OPERATION PERMIT TEMP. CONST. SIGNS/MARKINGS

    M022017137A28 MN 01 01 BARONE MANAGMENT, LLC GREENWICH STREET DESBROSSES STREET WATTS STREET 5/19/2017 8/16/2017 11:59:59 PM 02 BUILDING OPERATION PERMIT PLACE EQUIPMENT OTHER THAN CRANE OR SHOV

    http://a841-dotweb01.nyc.gov/permit/permit/web_permits/PermitSearchForm.asp

  2. The barricaded sidewalks create a major pedestrian hazard. When attempting to cross Greenwich from the south west corner, there is no way to see whether are cars are coming down the street without stepping way into the middle of the road and putting yourself directly in harms way if a car happens to be coming.

    • At the very least they should create a separate pedestrian walkway barricaded off from the rest of the street traffic.

      Dangerous and very frustrating as one realizes that literally nothing has moved on that “site” in the past 6 months

  3. Um…anyone try to ask her office instead of griping on-line? If you want an answer seek it. Find a way or admit simply being a curmudgeon…

    • I’ve tried in the past about another issue, and I was completely ignored.

      • I reached out to this person:

        Patricia Olan
        Constituent Services, Community Liaison, & Scheduler
        For Council Member Margaret Chin, District 1
        165 Park Row, Suite #11
        New York, NY 10038
        Tel: 212-587-3159
        Fax: 212-587-3138
        E-Mail: polan@council.nyc.gov

        And, and I sent numerous photographs depicting unsafe conditions caused by another issue: the poorly laid cobblestones on Greenwich Street bet. Canal and Hubert and I never heard back from them.

        • I cannot think of an apparently less taxing job than “Constituent Services, Community Liaison, & Scheduler For Council Member Margaret Chin”

    • One can always try. Please tell us how far you get:

      http://www.margaretchin.nyc/contact

      CONTACT MARGARET
      chin@council.nyc.gov

      LEGISLATIVE OFFICE
      Tel. (212) 788-7259
      250 Broadway Suite 1882
      New York, NY 10007
      Please make an appointment before visiting the legislative office.

      DISTRICT OFFICE
      Hours: M – F, 10am – 6pm
      “Meet the Council Member” every week between 2 – 4pm on Fridays. No appointment necessary.
      Tel. (212) 587-3159
      Fax (212) 587-3138
      165 Park Row Suite 11
      New York, NY 10038

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