In the News: 250 West

••• 250 West has hit the market, says Curbed: “After a non-purchase for $250M, things at 250 West Street were looking a little hazy in the days right after the economic collapse. Elad was trying to sell it off, and the buyers just didn’t have money. Persistence might have paid off, though—the first units are just hitting the market now. Prices range from $1.15M for a 1,035 square foot studio to $9M for a 4,018 square foot 3BR/3.5BR with 325 square feet of outdoor space. The interior shots look up to par, but we’re a bit disappointed not to see a listing for that $30M penthouse. Given that the Tribeca inventory isn’t exactly overflowing, maybe these will move at a brisk pace.” The building’s website has floor plans.

••• “At the north end of Battery Park City down below the new Liberty Twins, where ice rinks and ball fields have been usurped by a couple of acres of raw dirt, a new fun spot is going in: The Digital Wall Pavilion! This 550-foot arc of fritted glass fronting the amenity-filled BPC Community Center, aka the DWiP, is from the creative minds at hanrahan Meyers architects. Aiming for LEED Platinum certification, the design is all about water and sustainability and the idea is made musical by composer Michael Schumacher. A bar code etched into the glass, activated by smart-phoning passers-by, will let them play the wall (here’s a prelude).” This could very well be cool, but it has never once occurred to me to use my phone to scan a bar code. (Curbed)

••• “The Museum of the City of New York is in talks to take over the Seaport Museum and run it as an annex, according to three people familiar with the discussions.” (DNAinfo)

••• “Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to add Wi-Fi service to 20 City Parks, including the Battery Bosque in Battery Park (the service debuted their in June), is ambitious—but nothing new for people who live or work Downtown. The Downtown Alliance has been providing free Wi-Fi to Lower Manhattan public spaces since 2003, and this year expanded its network to 13 locations.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “Andaz Wall Street has just launched an antipasto and wine bar called the Wall & Water Exchange on the second floor of the hotel. For $40 a person, diners can get unlimited wine and access to a self service antipasto bar (cheese, charcuterie, olives, vegetables) from 5:30–8 PM on weekdays.” (Eater)

••• Pola Avrasin and Brian Singh, who work at Tribeca’s Luminary Labs, do the Midtown Lunch “Downtown Lunch’er” Q&A. They’re the folks who only spent $50 on a workweek’s worth of lunches.


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