In the News: $100,000 Rental

••• Gateway Plaza is upgrading its facilities, if slowly; the gym is stalled. —Broadsheet

••• “We’ve been obsessed with 144 Duane Street in Tribeca ever since it hit the market back in April of 2011. The 23,500 square foot mansion is asking $45,000,000, but nobody’s ponied up the dough just yet. For the more budget conscious Tribeca shopper, the 13,500 square foot owner’s triplex was also on the market for $30,000,000. Still, no action on that end either. It looks like the sellers are prepared to the rent the owner’s triplex out now, and it’s asking a cool $100,000 per month. It’s downtown’s most expensive rental […].” —Curbed

••• “J&R Jr. opened on Park Row […] with space for kids to shop and play.” —DNAinfo

••• “Construction Begins on Glass Pavilion at World Financial Center.” —DNAinfo

••• “Port Authority brass are secretly planning to deploy military-grade technology to keep the new World Trade Center safe from terrorism once it’s completed, The Post has learned. The high-tech system of thousands of “intelligent” cameras and computer processors can recognize people’s faces and retinas and then compare that information with databases such as terrorist watch lists, sources said.” As if Condé Nast employees need more pressure to look good.”

••• “Tribeca Loft Building Hits Market With Hints of Money Troubles.” It’s 56 Walker. —Curbed

••• “The ground floor ‘1,439 sq ft’ Manhattan loft #1S at 130 Watts Street that sold on January 30 for $1.375mm is […] an old school loft in an old school no-amenities loft building that happens to have an entrance from the building lobby and a separate entrance directly from the sidewalk. […] What really intrigues me about this sale is that it compares very well to the other ground floor loft in the building, achieved in rather different market conditions.” —Manhattan Loft Guy


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