In the News: Alexander Wang’s Loft

••• W magazine gets inside fashion designer Alexander Wang’s loft, which looks a bit like Mr. Chow.

••• The banquettes at Theater Bar are from Danube. (New York Times)

••• “A refurbished children’s shoe warehouse in Tribeca has hit the market for $45 million, which includes plenty of closet space for shoes of the more grown-up variety. The handsome, 23,000-square-foot limestone building at 144 Duane Street, built in 1862 as the A.J. Bates department store, was, for the bulk of the 20th century, the home of Goodwear Shoes. Goodwear, much like most of its neighbors on the block between the 1940s and 1970s, was a children’s shoe wholesaler, and owned the building from 1946 until 2001. That was the year it was scooped up by a private New York investor, gut renovated, and converted for residential use. The three-year project, which preserved the original façade, sidewalk glass lights, heart pine flooring and cast iron columns, resulted in a palatial owner’s penthouse triplex, three high-end loft rental apartments and a 6,000-square-foot, ground-floor retail space, currently occupied by perfumery Drom International. […] Now, the six-story property is up for grabs. The owner’s triplex can be purchased on its own for $30 million, or a savvy investor can take the entire building for an additional $15 million.” (The Real Deal)

••• Grub Street has the details on the changes at Stuzzicheria, which go beyond the new chef.

••• Cool art project at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, if you find yourself AboCa on Kenmare. (New York)

••• “The Port Authority is using the pool of water to maintain a balance of pressure at the Deutsche Bank site.” It’s green—and kind of like the un-Walden Pond. (DNAinfo)

••• “Seaport Museum Founders Offer New Plan to Keep Institution Afloat.” (DNAinfo)


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