Seen & Heard: New Subway Entrance

••• The entrance at 135 William (at Fulton) for the Fulton Street Transit Center is supposed to open today with a ribbon-cutting, which I would skip even if I were invited. Taking photos through windows is more my style. (UPDATE: I added three more photos at the bottom; the middle one is of the glass brick that reads as blue in the above photo.)

••• While on Fulton, I silently screamed noticed that a Hale & Hearty is coming to the north side, across from Dutch Street. We may have already known this; it’s hard to keep up with the fast-food proliferation around there (and I find all of the chain’s soups too sweet, like they have ketchup in them). That said, the new Financier has a pretty façade.

••• From BOFFO, the group behind the Nicola Formichetti pop-up coming to 57 Walker in September: “For BOFFO Building Fashion 2011, BOFFO’s first installation will pair Nicola Formichetti with New York’s own ‘Avant Guardians’ of architecture, Mark Foster Gage and Marc Clemenceau Bailly of Gage/Clemenceau Architects who have been shown in places such as the MoMa, the Art Institute of Chicago and most recently represented the United States in the Beijing Bienalle.”

••• Reader SJW directed my attention to the video on the website for a (the?) 200 Chambers penthouse (suggesting wisely than you mute the sucker). I found it a little pan-happy, but it’s always fun to identify buildings and places.



  1. I walked over to the Fulton station early this afternoon and it still wasn’t open. Very pretty, though (and CLEAN!), with a really cool terra cotta design element that looks old-time. Anyone know if it’s historic or a reproduction?

  2. @Hudson River: It’s open now:

    The article includes this: “The gleaming entrance also gets a touch of history from a restored black metal gate and a mural of New York Harbor, both once part of the 1913 McAlpin Hotel at Herald Square.”

  3. Thanks, Erik!

    The glass brick doesn’t photograph well but it’s very pretty.