Seen & Heard: Speed Hump

••• One of my favorite pieces of signage appears to be in danger. A “for lease” sign now hangs above the World of Suits on Warren, so I popped in to ask if they’re moving. I was told that a real-estate broker informed the building’s owner that he could get more than he currently is, so the owner is seeing if anyone nibbles (kind of like what’s going at the Baker store on Hudson). Seems to me he’d have to do a bit of scrubbing on the fairly grimy building…. Well, if someone does take over the space, maybe the sign can stay as an homage to the neighborhood’s scruffier days.

••• Thanks to @albertclee for pointing out that an AT&T Wireless Center (left) has opened in the Chambers Street space to the east of Unleashed by Petco. Oddly, it’s not using the windows, or at least not yet.

••• Pan-Asian restaurant Empire Asian Cuisine has opened at 8 Murray.

••• A reader who wrote to the Department of Transportation about the need for a stop sign at Greenwich and Duane got this response from the DOT’s Lower Manhattan Borough Commissioner Luis Sanchez (the boldface is mine): “Our Engineering Unit completed a field evaluation and engineering review at this location in October 2010. It was our judgment that a stop sign was not recommended. However, we will look into the feasibility of installing a speed hump. This study will take into consideration traffic and pedestrian volumes, vehicular speeds, accident history, visibility, signal spacing, and other conditions. This process takes some time to complete, but it provides traffic engineers with enough information to reach decisions that will be in the best interests of public safety and efficient street operation. A study will take approximately six months. I will advise you of their findings.” There was more, but this was the pertinent part.

••• 55 Warren has introduced some branding. That’s the building that goes through to 55 Murray; floorplans are here. The website isn’t much more than a placeholder, so I emailed Town broker Robert Dvorin about pricing and/or floorplans, but I have yet to hear back.


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  1. Re: World of Suits on Warren…. Hard pressed to find any texture of scruffy old Tribeca these days. Do miss the neighborhood-in-transition-diversity of 15 year ago.