In the News: Hotels Delayed

4516582603_d421c5cabf••• Curbed compiled a gallery of all the new Governors Island renderings.

••• Alejandro Bulaevsky, the 26-year-old lighting designer who recently worked on Tamarind Tribeca, was found dead—in eyebrow-raising circumstances—in his apartment at 90 West. (NYT)

••• “Rome-based investment firm the Sorgente Group has purchased three commercial cast iron buildings at 60, 62 and 66 White Street in Tribeca’s East Historic District for $23 million. The company does not plan to renovate the fully-occupied buildings at this point but may give them a ‘green’ rehab in the future, the company said. The publicly-traded company, which has a majority stake in the Flatiron Building, is one of the biggest real estate groups in Italy, controlling more than $2 billion worth of property around the world.” (The Real Deal) P.S. Sorrente’s chief, Veronica Mainetti, is rather fierce.

••• The opening of the W New York Downtown on Washington has been pushed back to June 6. (HotelChatter)

••• Meanwhile, the Sheraton Tribeca—or as I like to think of it, the Sheraton Canal Street—has been pushed back to September 16. (HotelChatter)

jconnellypbettany_v_14apr10_pa_320x480••• The New York Academy of Art held its Tribeca Ball: Famous people attended, as documented by British Vogue. I was out of town, just FYI.

••• “Tribeca is the name of a Lower Manhattan neighborhood, film festival, institute and production company, and now it has a strong Chicago association as well. That’s because the company founded by actor Robert De Niro, his producing partner Jane Rosenthal and her investor husband Craig Hatkoff has taken a 50 percent interest in the Loop-based two-year digital media vocational school Flashpoint: The Academy of Media Arts and Sciences. The school now will be known as the Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy as it opens a virtual pipeline between the 75,000-square-foot Clark Street facility and Tribeca’s New York headquarters.” (Chicago Tribune)


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  1. Just wanted to share the fashion perspective of TriBeCa Ball’s “upscale downtown” dress code: