In the News: $20 Million Sale

••• “The top five floors of the 471 Washington St. [right] new development in Tribeca have gone into contract for around $20 million. We hear that the undisclosed buyer, who is getting a four-story penthouse with a private pool plus the full-floor apartment below it, is a Wall Street financier. His identity should be revealed next fall when the negotiations are aired on Bravo’s ‘Million Dollar Listing.’ [So we can assume this is not Old Money. —Ed.] Altogether, the buyer is getting more than 7,100 square feet and 11-plus-foot ceilings inside and more than 4,300 square feet outside with five terraces and an outdoor kitchen.” (New York Post)

••• “City Senior Centers, Including Tribeca’s, Are Spared Funding Cuts.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• “Early Intervention programs [for kids with “developmental delays”] were slated to have $11 million in funding cut, but will have $5.5 million slashed instead in the new state budget.” (DNAinfo)

••• “David Bouley is gearing up for the debut of his new (and long-delayed/much-anticipated) restaurant Brushstroke.[…] The spot is now in friends-and-family mode, which will be ongoing throughout the week. A representative  […] confirms that the official opening is now anticipated for April 15, but points out that it’s, of course, subject to change.” (Zagat via Eater)

••• Actor Daniel Radcliffe was photographed in Tribeca for the cover of Gotham.

••• The New York Observer looks at the River, the church with services on the 40th floor of 7 World Trade, and its founder, Charles Park: “A mix of tent revival and corporate boardroom, with a healthy dose of pop culture, Mr. Park’s sermons move easily between St. Matthew, Bono and Schopenhauer. A band on the light side of indie rock opens and closes things, though there are no Bibles or hymnals—just a PowerPoint presentation, which then gets posted at”


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