In the News: Bogardus Mansion

••• Bogardus Mansion on Murray is back on the market for $17.5 million. (Curbed)

••• “Katrina Vonnegut, the Brooklyn-based sculptor and industrial designer (and great-niece of the late author Kurt Vonnegut), is exhibiting a new series of work as part of ‘Orange Sky,’ an exhibition at Tribeca’s new modern-and-contemporary-design space, RH Gallery. The show will demonstrate Vonnegut’s dexterity with a range of raw materials, from an ash wood coffee table to a room divider made of rope and metal.” (New York)

••• A new listing for the penthouse at Tribeca Townhomes (on Warren). (Curbed)

••• “Restaurateurs Tom and Anthony Martignetti [Brinkley’s, Southside] are planning an Asian-inspired eatery for Canal Street near Baxter Street. The block was part of the so-called “Counterfeit Triangle,” a group of 32 storefronts that have been covered in metal shutters since a city raid nearly three years ago. Now, the Martignetti brothers hope to turn the crumbling interior of 230 Canal St. into a 6,000-square-foot bar and restaurant, with seating for about 180 people.” Because Buddakan is too far away…? (DNAinfo)

••• “Millennium High School, the only public high school that gives preference to Lower Manhattan students, lost its bid Wednesday night to expand into two floors of a nearby building at 26 Broadway. The city’s 13-member Panel for Education Policy voted unanimously to approve the Department of Education’s choice of an Upper East Side school for the building, the Richard R. Green High School of Teaching.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• No. 22 Renwick—in Hudson Square/West Soho/WutEvUh—is looks like it’s about to be foreclosed on. (Crain’s via Curbed)

••• While fake-shopping for “woven goods” for the New York Times, textile designer Suzanne Tick admired bike baskets at Adeline Adeline.

••• Just so you know, if the New York Times—or any media outlet—asks to interview (and worse, photograph) you for an article about how there’s some part of your privileged life that you don’t like, you don’t have to participate.

••• “At a city in India where impoverished adolescents are compelled to support their families by forsaking education for the grim, grueling work of cremating corpses, a Battery Park City resident is helping fund an education that offers these children the promise of a better life.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• An interview with Cora Lambert, coffee director at RBC NYC. (Restaurant Girl via Eater)

••• “Community Board 1’s Affordable Housing Task Force has discovered close to 1,000 affordable housing units in the C.B. 1 area, according to task force chairman Tom Goodkind. […] The group, led by Tribeca-based film producer Amy Sewell, is also coming up with a dollar figure of the amount of affordable housing the city has subsidized. The task force also hopes to form Manhattan Seniors, a nonprofit that would be responsible for supervising affordable services for seniors who wish to age-in-place in the neighborhood.” (Downtown Express)

••• That TV show the Kardashian sisters were shooting (while staying at the Smyth) starts soon. (USA Today)

••• “My family has deep roots in New York City, and a number of my relatives kept written accounts of the events and people around them. My great-grand-aunt Maritcha Lyons, for example, reminisced in her memoir about a particularly popular meeting place for politically active blacks in the 19th century. ‘The store had a back room which was a rallying center,’ she wrote, ‘it had a library and in there were held discussions and debates on all the topics of the day. The visitors had public spirit which had much to do in bringing about a more favorable state of things affecting the colored people of the state.’ The store in question was the medical office and pharmacy of James McCune Smith, located at 93 West Broadway in what is now the Tribeca neighborhood.” (New York Times)



  1. Some will say the witty NYT/fireplace sufferers comment makes you oversensitive. I’d use the word perspicacious.

  2. Or possibly just envious (but thanks)